ART: In the Mood for Eakins

The thing I love about Thomas Eakins as an artist is the way he captures the depth of a person. FOR MORE: HERE

Manhood: He Did Not Need to Advertise It

Sam Evans was that sort of great man noticed in his small circles and forgotten by history.  While others in his regiment fell out with sore feet and heads Sam marched on. His peers knew him as the man who took new recruits under his wing. Sam spent his spare time putting his blacksmith skills…

Books I’ve Known And Loved

Even as college students and dirty, rotten stay-outs, we poked fun at every artsy person’s need for the right hip place to be on the weekend (or any other night). We drove my father’s two-toned Oldsmobile ironically and on five dollars worth of mostly gas fumes to Hoboken. For a brief, sparkling time we were…

Fitz Hugh Lane: Crippled Artist

It was said of Fitz Hugh Lane that he had no romantic attachments. One might wonder when viewing  his paintings if men and women were unimportant details, little nothings compared to the sea. His neighbors spoke not of a misanthropic man but of a generous, happy soul. As a child it is believed he’d been…