Mr. Pippin

In my fourteen plus years of training as an art historian I somehow never learned about the wonderful Horace Pippin. And then last week I stumbled across one of his paintings online: "The Getaway, The Fox (The get-a-way)" from 1939. Pippin's biography is fascinating. He was born near Philadelphia and educated in segregated schools in … Continue reading Mr. Pippin

Online Resources Roundup

I have long been meaning to compile a list of some of the Internet’s most useful resources for teachers and students of art history and history. On my Resources page you can find a list of some of the sites I have bookmarked over the years, along with a brief explanation of what you’ll find there. … Continue reading Online Resources Roundup

Death of Walter Liedtke

Last night, there was a terrible crash on New York's commuter rail line, Metro North, that killed six passengers. Today we learned that one of those killed was Walter Liedtke, curator of Dutch and Flemish painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum's official announcement on its Facebook page says, ". . . We pay … Continue reading Death of Walter Liedtke