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American artist Grant Wood was born on February 13th, 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa.

In the background of his famous American Gothic painting we see the Dribble House which is a home in Iowa. It was built about 10 years before Grant Wood’s birth. 

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American artist Norman Rockwell was born on February 3rd, 1894 in New York City.

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“Portrait of a Woman”

c. 1825

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/421

by American artist Henry Inman via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The Birth of Old Glory

by American artist E. Percy Moran

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
American artist Rose O’Neill was born on June 25th, 1874 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

She was the creator of the “Kewpie” character.

Photo of Rose O’Neill in 1907 by Gertrude Käsebier via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
American artist Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, known for his conjectured scenes of American history, was born on August 18th, 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This Ferris work is named "Franklin's return to Philadelphia, 1785”

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Politics in an oyster house 

- 1848

by American artist Richard Caton Woodville Sr.

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Nighthawks”

- 1942

by American artist Edward Hopper via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
American artist Lady Lavery dressed as Flora (1925) inspired by Botticelli's painting Primavera (Spring).

Here’s a link to Botticelli’s classic “Spring” painting c. 1470s-1480s:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primavera_(painting)#/media/File%3ABotticelli-primavera.jpg
Where you able to find Flora in the painting?

Do you think that Lady Lavery succeeds in appearing as Flora, as she was depicted in Botticelli’s masterpiece?

Image via Library of Congress, no known restrictions
"Autumn”

- 1875

by American artist Frederic Edwin Church
Painting by African-American artist David Bustill Bowser from Philadelphia 

c. 1893

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On today's date November 15th, 1887: American artist Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was born in the town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Quote: "Color is one of the great things in the world that makes life worth living...”

Image: Georgia O'Keeffe in 1922 by Alfred Stieglitz via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Father & Son

- 1800

by American artist Jonathan Budington via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Wounded Drummer Boy 

c. 1865-1869

by American artist Eastman Johnson via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
“Union”

- 1869

by American artist Constantino Brumidi via Wikimedia Commons, public domain in The United States
“The Underground Railroad”

https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-underground-railroad/cwGRLw8raEDwOg

Painted by American artist Charles T. Webber in 1893 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
“Easter Lilies”

Painted by American artist Alice Pike Barney
via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
“The American soldier, 1814”

by American artist H. Charles McBarron Jr.
public domain via Wikimedia Commons 

https://www.army.mil/e2/-images/2010/01/03/59057/index.html
American born artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s famous work - "Whistler’s Mother”

c. 1871

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"A Gentlewoman”

c. 1906

by American artist Julian Alden Weir who was born on August 30th, 1852 in West Point, New York

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"The Widower”

- 1873 

by American artist Edward Lamson Henry via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The Skaters

- 1898

by American artist Gari Melchers via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
God Bless America!🇺🇸

WWI era painting by American artist Albert Herter
via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
🇺🇸365 Reasons To Cherish America!🇺🇸

Day/Reason #57: Thomas Hovenden's painting "Breaking Home Ties" (1890) 

http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/47809.html

Photo: "Breaking Home Ties" painting by Thomas Hovenden, American, (1840-1895) – Artist/Maker Born in Dunmanway, Ireland. Details of artist on Google Art Project [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“Morning News”

- 1905 

Painted by American artist Ellen Day Hale who was born on today’s date February 11th, 1855 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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The Sisters (Eleanor and Rosalba Peale) by American artist Rembrandt Peale (1826) 

The original can be viewed at The Brooklyn Museum:
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/1357

Photo via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
“The Drummer Boy”

c. 1862

Painted by American artist William Morris Hunt via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Preparing for the Matinee”

- 1907

by American artist Edmund Charles Tarbell via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
American artist John Trumbull was born on June 6th, 1756.

Among his numerous paintings includes this famous work which depicts Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston submitting their draft of The Declaration of Independence.
The Lost Trail 

c. 1856

by German American artist Karl Wimar via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
“Mary Ann (Mollie)”

- 1926

by American artist Robert Henri via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"The veteran in a new field”

a painting by American artist Winslow Homer 

- 1865

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
A painting of various Continental Army soldiers by American artist Charles M. Lefferts

c. 1909

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Sunshine and haze 

- 1915 

by American artist Charles Courtney Curran 

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Lady in Gold by American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing - 1912

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/70
“Portrait of the Misses Mary and Emily McEuen”

- 1823

by American artist Thomas Sully, public domain via Wikimedia Commons
"Boys Pilfering Molasses on The Quays, New Orleans”

- 1853

by American artist George Henry Hall via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Connecticut Sea Captain”

- 1833

by American artist Isaac Sheffield via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Miss Jane Mercer”

- 1840 

by American artist Samuel Bell Waugh via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
A painting of William Clark about 26 years after his expedition to explore the American West with Meriwether Lewis and others of the Corps of Discovery 

- 1832

by American artist George Catlin via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"McSorley's Bar”
(New York City)

- 1912

by American artist John Sloan via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
“Woman Picking Flowers”

- 1887

by American artist De Scott Evans via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
A portrait by famous early American artist Thomas Sully of Jewish American philanthropist Rebecca Gratz who was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1781.

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Central Park, Winter 

- 1905

by American artist William James Glackens via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Lady with a Harp: Eliza Ridgely”

- 1818 

https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.32577.html

by American artist Thomas Sully via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Image of American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (on the far left) with family members c. 1888

Tiffany who developed "Tiffany glass” was born on February 18th, 1848 in New York City. 

Image via Wikimedia Commons, no known restrictions 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
A sculpture of a classical beauty from 1879

by American artist Richard Henry Park who was born on today’s date February 17th, 1832 in Hebron, Connecticut.

Park also created the Washington Monument statue in Milwaukee in 1885.

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Selecting miniatures, old store, Bailey, Banks, Biddle, Philadelphia (at Christmas time) 

- 1895 

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
An early American painting from the 1670s featuring Elizabeth Clarke Freake and Baby Mary

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
This photo is of a famous American painting dubbed "Kindred Spirits" by Asher Brown Durand of the Hudson River School.

The painting is of American artist Thomas Cole (founder of the Hudson River School movement) along with American writer William Cullen Bryant. They are shown here enjoying picturesque views of the Catskill Mountains of New York State.

Since William Cullen Bryant is depicted in this painting, here is a poem that he wrote called:

Summer Wind

"It is a sultry day; the sun has drank
The dew that lay upon the morning grass,
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling, and its shade
Scarce cools me. All is silent, save the faint
And interrupted murmur of the bee,
Settling on the sick flowers, and then again
Instantly on the wing. The plants around
Feel the too potent fervors; the tall maize
Rolls up its long green leaves; the clover droops
Its tender foliage, and declines its blooms.
But far in the fierce sunshine tower the hills,
With all their growth of woods, silent and stern,
As if the scortching heat and dazzling light
Were but an element they loved. Bright clouds,
Motionless pillars of the brazen heaven;--
Their bases on the mountains--their white tops
Shining in the far ether--fire the air
With a reflected radiance, and make turn
The gazer's eye away. For me, I lie
Languidly in the shade, where the thick turf,
Yet virgin from the kisses of the sun,
Retains some freshness, and I woo the wind
That still delays its coming. Why so slow,
Gentle and voluble spirit of the air?
Oh, come and breathe upon the fainting earth
Coolness and life. Is it that in his caves
He hears me? See, on yonder woody ridge,
The pine is bending his proud top, and now,
Among the nearer groves, chesnut and oak
Are tossing their green boughs about. He comes!
Lo, where the grassy meadow runs in wives!
The deep distressful silence of the scene
Breaks up with mingling of unnumbered sounds
And universal motion. He is come,
Shaking a shower of blossoms from the shrubs,
And bearing on the fragrance; and he brings
Music of birds, and rustling of young boughs,
And soun of swaying branches, and the voice
Of distant waterfalls. All the green herbs
Are stirring in his breath; a thousand flowers,
By the road-side and the borders of the brook,
Nod gaily to each other; glossy leaves
Are twinkling in the sun, as if the dew
Were on them yet, and silver waters break
Into small waves and sparkle as he comes."
                 
                                    -  by William Cullen Bryant 

Photo: Kindred Spirits by Asher Brown Durand - Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
The Union Scout 

- 1866
 
by German-American artist Johannes Oertel via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
American artist Winslow Homer was born on February 24th, 1836 in Boston, Massachusetts.

In his mid 20’s Homer recorded scenes of the American Civil War. 

Image: Winslow Homer c. 1890 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
Rocky Mountain Waterfall by American artist Albert Bierstadt 

c. 1898

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Stand Your Ground
Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775

by Don Troiani 

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Battle of New Orleans 

- 1814 

by H. Charles McBarron Jr. via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Knitting for Soldiers

- 1918

by American artist Julian Alden Weir who was born on August 30th, 1852 in West Point, New York.

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Barroom Dancing”

c. 1820 

by German-American artist John Lewis Krimmel via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Indians Discovering Lewis and Clark"

Painted by Charles M. Russell in 1896

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
German-American illustrator Thomas Nast was born on September 27th, 1840.

Image of Thomas Nast c. 1888 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The Golden Gate 

- 1900

by American artist Albert Bierstadt via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Peale and Titian Ramsay Peale I)

- 1795

by American artist Charles Wilson Peale 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
A Pennsylvania Dutch Baptismal Certificate from 1807 

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
A painting of Anne Hill Carter Lee, the mother of General Robert E. Lee

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"The Lane”

c. 1893-1895

by American artist Theodore Robinson via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
George Gershwin in his New York apartment with his first oil painting

- 1931

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Summer Night, Woodstock, New York”

- 1908

by Swedish American artist John Fabian Carlson via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
American sculptor Joseph Anthony Atchinson with "Spirit of Aviation”

- Image dated March 14th, 1925

via Library of Congress, no known restrictions
Twilight, Mount Desert Island, Maine

- 1865

by American artist Frederic Edwin Church
Twilight on the Kennebec

- 1849

by American artist Fitz Henry Lane

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
"Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, N.Y.S.M. from the Seat of War"

Painted by American artist Louis Lang between 1862-1863 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
“St. Patrick's Day in America”

c. 1872

by Duval & Hunter, lith., Phila. via Library of Congress, no known restrictions 
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2015647829/
The Barnyard 

by American artist Amzi Emmons Zeliff

c. late 1800s

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
Daguerreotype of New England born Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge who later moved to Texas with her husband and painted early landscapes 

c. 1850

Image via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The Landing of Columbus 

by American artist Edward Hicks 

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Which of us will you marry?”

- 1846

by American artist Nathaniel Currier via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
The Little Red Glove 

c. 1896-1902

by American Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Boats at Rest”

- 1895

by American artist Arthur Wesley Dow who was born on April 6th, 1857 in Ipswich, Massachusetts 

Quote:
"...art lies in the fine choice. The artist does not teach us to see facts: he teaches us to feel harmonies.”

Image via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
A Cherokee Indian Mountain Home, Cherokee Indian Reservation, N.C. 

- postcard c. 1930s/1940s

via Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts, no known restrictions 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
Hudson River North to Croton Point

c. 1851

by Robert Havell, Jr. 

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
Playing Soldiers 

c. 1877

by American artist George Henry Story 

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
"While Congress was in session at Philadelphia in 1794, Stuart went thither with a letter of introduction to Washington from John Jay. He first met his illustrious subject on a reception evening, and was spontaneously accosted by him with a greeting of dignified urbanity. Familiar as was the painter with eminent men, he afterward declared that no human being ever awakened in him the sentiment of reverence to such a degree. For a moment he lost his self-possession, — with him an experience quite unprecedented, — and it was not until several interviews that he felt himself enough at home with his sitter to give the requisite concentration of mind to his work. This was owing not less to the personal impressiveness of Washington — which all who came in contact with him felt and acknowledged — than to the profound respect and deep interest which the long anticipations of the artist had fostered in his own mind." 

In Philadelphia, Stuart resided in the house on the south-east corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets. The building is still standing, but it has been materially altered since then. Here it was that he painted his first portrait of Washington, and it was only when he was overrun with work and his time was too much taken up with callers, that he moved to Germantown, where the ruins of the building in which he painted may still be seen (at the time of this writing). 
https://digital.librarycompany.org/islandora/object/digitool%3A101384
It was a stable converted into a studio, and it stands in the garden on the estate of Mr. William Rotch Wister. Stuart's house on Chestnut street was daily the resort of many prominent and fashionable persons. Philadelphia at that time was unusually attractive. Congress met there, and the society of the place included representatives of the best people from all parts of the Union and from many foreign lands; and it was there that Mrs. Washington gave those delightful entertainments which have been described in the “Republican 
Court." Stuart knew almost every one, and it was his good fortune to have for his sitters the lovely women who gathered around Mrs. Washington, and the soldiers and statesmen who were the tried friends of the President. In the gay assemblages that were almost of nightly occurrence, he frequently took part, and in a manner creditable to himself; whether it was a musical party, a social gathering, or a ceremonious entertainment. At such times he had a pleasant word with those persons who were known to him ; he played well on a number of instruments, particularly on the harpsichord ; his voice was flexible, and his wit quick and sparkling ; and if now and then his high temper came to the surface for a moment, it was more under control than in after years. Here he painted many of the beautiful portraits that have come down to us, — Mrs. Washington, Mrs. Bingham, the Marchioness D'Yrujo, Mrs. Madison, Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, and many others whose names it would be easy to recall.”

From: The life and works of Gilbert Stuart by George C. Mason, published in 1879
https://archive.org/details/gri_33125001654470/page/n56/
Source says not in copyright

Image: Self portrait of Gilbert Stuart c. 1778 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

https://heartfelthistory.com/american-art/
Kiss Me and You'll Kiss the 'Lasses

- 1856

A painting by Lilly Martin Spencer

via Brooklyn Museum, no known restrictions
A Friendly Warning 

c. 1881-1890

by American artist Thomas Hicks via Art Institute of Chicago, public domain