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Laocoön and His Sons

In the late 17th and 18th centuries, the craze for Greek and Roman antiquities was so intense that some sculptors made their reputations restoring fragments of ancient sculpture...

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To Be or Not to Be Free

Artist Faith Ringgold was born in 1930 in Harlem and began making art when she was very young. As a child, she was often sick, and making art helped her pass the time while...

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Albers: Master, Teacher

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Teapot

Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a German industrial designer, writer, and educator. A Bauhaus-trained artist, Wagenfeld became one of the most influential designers of the twentieth...

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..wind-deer and the honey-grass…

Pfaff’s work ranges across disciplines—from painting to printmaking to sculpture to installation—but is perhaps best described as painting in space. Manipulating materials...

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Plensa: Us

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Maquette for Wing Generator

Richard Hunt developed an interest in art from an early age. From seventh grade on, he attended the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hunt then went on to study there...

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Driftwood in a Cave

Jack B. Yeats is celebrated as one of Ireland’s great modern painters. Born in London in 1871, he and his family were enmeshed in the Irish literary and artistic revival...

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Sculpture in Motion

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Wood-fired stoneware

Peter Voulkos grew up in Bozeman, Montana. He attended Montana State College to study art in the late 1940s on the G.I. Bill after WWII. He began studying painting, but when he...

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Chelsea Hans Salone Botanical Soup Plate

The Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, the first major porcelain factory in England, was established in the early 1740s and operated independently until 1770 when it merged with Derby...

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Miró: Inventor

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