Friday, February 19, 2010

More and more artists

(Um, yeah... it might be a while before I have time to look up more on all of these. =P )

-Frederick Maxfield Parrish
-Clara Elsene Peck
-Violet Oakley
-Charles Nicolas Sarka
-Everett Shinn
-Florence Scovel Shinn
-Dan Smith (born in Ivigtut, Greenland)
-Jessie Willcox Smith (already looked up stuff about her, but still would like to see more work - think my mom would like her too)
-Fred Strothmann
-Frank Walter Taylor
-N.C. Wyeth
-Sarah S. Stilwell Weber

More artists to look up more on

I have 70+ pages to read for History of American Illustration, which I'm about 10 pages into so far, so more posts like this will probably follow.

-William James Aylward
-Walter Harrison Cady*
-John Cecil Clay
-Joseph Clement Coll
-J.M. Conde*
-Harry Grant Dart
-Thomas Fogarty
-George Gibbs

*light hearted/fun

I want to hear this soon

Would anywhere in Minneapolis even have this many birds singing though?... Listening to this video also makes me a little homesick for more rural environments...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Silver Mt. Zion

The stuff I've heard from this group (Silver Mt. Zion) is pretty affecting and hard to stop listening to, sometimes. The image above is from the only album that I've listened to so far (it's their first one I guess).

"For Wanda" is especially good, and I'm listening to "Broken Chords Can Sing a Little" right now, which is also interesting. Here is a YouTube video that has "For Wanda" (and a still image of the album cover):

ALSO, the mood of this stuff is pretty sad and "down", so just a warning, I guess.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

American Illustrators I will have to look into more

This is a list of some names of American Illustrators who piqued my interest while reading my textbook for History of American Illustration...

-Will H. Bradley
-Walter Appleton Clark
-Will Crawford
-Jules Guerin
-Eric Pape
-Edward Penfield
-Alice Barber Stephens
-Albert Beck Wenzell

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Robert Frederick Blum

Learning a little about this and a little about many other American illustrators in my History of American Illustration class.