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By Jared Bowen, WGBH
Toyin Ojih Odutola was born in Nigeria but moved to the U.S. as a child. When her classmates hesitated to interact with her “otherness,” Toyin turned to drawing as an alternate world in which to immerse herself. She found that…
American painter, printmaker and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson has a complex and diverse portfolio that expertly incorporates influences from the Renaissance to modernism and African culture to American jazz. A current National Gallery show presents 18 paintings he created in…
Artist Greta Claire picks up a paintbrush. Then, slowly, she lets colorful paint drip in a thick cover over her hands and arms.
By Twin Cities PBS
In his latest novel, NewsHour's own Robert MacNeil revisits a character he created 20 years ago: a young widow and painter living in post-WWI Canada. Jeffrey Brown sits down with MacNeil to discuss his use of art to frame "Portrait…
By Ellen Rolfes
Painter and graffiti artist Alec Monopoly is obsessed with Rich "Uncle" Pennybags, the mascot of the board game Monopoly. For Alec, this character is a reminder that money can both be the source of fortune and demise -- in the…
By Tom LeGro
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is internationally renowned for her iconic self-portraits. Upon her death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photos were concealed. Some are now on display for the first time in the United States at Artisphere in Arlington,…
Jeffrey Brown talks to Edward Gero, who stars as painter Mark Rothko in the play "Red."…
Conversation: Andrew Graham-Dixon, author of "Caravaggio: a Life Sacred and Profane."…
He may be the biggest name in American art history that you've never heard of, but a new museum in Denver is hoping to change that. Clyfford Still was one of the country's leading abstract expressionists of the 20th century,…
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