Pauline Auzou, "Two Women Making Music," ca.  1796.  Oil on Canvas.  SBMA, Gift of Mrs.  Hugh N.  Kirkland.

Crosscurrents: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain, and France, 1750-1850

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

Before the invention of photography, painted portraits were the most coveted means of commemorating important members of society. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the permanent collection, explores the dynamic dialogue that took place over the course of around a century between American, British and French portraitists from the Colonial period through the Industrial Revolution. Despite political antipathies, whether between the Revolutionary colonialists and the British (1775-1783) or the French and the British during the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), these artists maintained open channels of communication.  American artists, such as Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, and Thomas Sully traveled great distances to study abroad in Italy, often choosing to reside in London, where portraiture had gained the heights of refinement as the dominant genre of the 18th century.

Upcoming Events

The Light of the Spirit by Patrice Warrener
  • January 18-21, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

Lumiere London

Artichoke

Various Locations
London, United Kingdom

www.lumiere-festival.com

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Lepanto Compress Water Tower - Gilded Sky, Lepanto, Poinsett County, Arkansas, charcoal, tinted gesso, metallic gesso on linen, 36" x 60", 2017
  • January 18, 2018
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Charles L.  Knoedler (1863–1944), the youngest son of Michael Knoedler, at the gallery's fourth location, a rented brownstone at the intersection of 170 Fifth Avenue and 22nd Street in New York City.  The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.54
  • January 18-19, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California
  • January 19 - February 8, 2018
  • New York, New York

Opera Gallery's PORTRAIT Exhibition

Opera Gallery
791 Madison Avenue
New York, New York

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Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini, Expanded Crash (Show Me), 2016
  • January 19 - March 3, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
Rico Lebrun, "Mexican Meat Stall", 1954, collage, mixed media painting, 96 x 47 inches
  • January 20 - March 17, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Rico Lebrun in Mexico

Jack Rutberg fine Arts

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California

http://jackrutbergfinearts.com

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Francisco Zúñiga, "Madre e Hija Sentada", 1975, bronze, 47 ¼ x 55 ¼ x 33 ¾ inches
  • January 20 - March 17, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture & Drawings

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California

http://jackrutbergfinearts.com

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Gorgeous 1908 stock certificate for the Great Cariboo Gold Company of British Columbia, Canada, for 84 shares, issued to Annie E.  Price (est.  $500-$1,000).
  • January 20-21, 2018
Shane McClatchey, Island (2), Oil on Panel, 2017, 41 x 28
  • January 24 - March 8, 2018
  • Laguna Beach, California

Tributary: LCAD MFA Exhibition at Laguna Beach City Hall

Laguna College of Art and Design

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, California

https://www.lcad.edu/mfa-tributary-laguna-beach-city-hall/

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Art deco terracotta wall mask by Kurt Goebel and Erna Bieber, Austria 1930
  • January 26-28, 2018
  • , United Kingdom

Decorative Art & Antiques at Harrogate Fair

Cooper Events

The Pavilions of Harrogate
Gt.Yorkshire Showground
, United Kingdom

www.cooperevents.com

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  • January 26-28, 2018
  • , United Kingdom

Diaghilev Ballet Costume at Harrogate Antiques Fair UK

Cooper Events

The Pavilions of Harrogate
Gt.Yorkshire Showground
, United Kingdom

www.cooperevents.com

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ANSEL ADAMS, Richard Kobayashi, farmer with cabbages Manzanar Relocation Center, 19.  Courtesy of Library of Congress
Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank
Crocker Art Museum exhibition looks at Japanese internment and incarceration in the early 1940s
February 19 - May 14, 2017
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