The Ateliers of R. H. Ives Gammell and Richard F. Lack

The Ateliers of R. H. Ives Gammell and Richard F. Lack

Tradition and the Training of Painters in the Second Half of the 20th Century By Stephen Gjertson “Art students are terrified at the prospect before them, of the toil required to attain exactness. . . . They wish to find some shorter path to excellence, and hope...
Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part I

Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part I

By Stephen Gjertson In 1857, seven years before the artist’s death, the eminent French art critic, Edmund About, wrote of Hippolyte Flandrin, “If posterity is just it will call him ‘Flandrin without fault.’ . . .” Unfortunately, posterity has not been just and...
Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part II

Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part II

By Stephen Gjertson The Portrait Painter Flandrin was a prolific portrait painter. In an age that boasted many fine portrait painters he became one of the most esteemed and sought-after. This fact, however, eventually proved to be more of an irritation to him than a...
Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part III

Hippolyte Flandrin: A Nineteenth Century Master, Part III

By Stephen Gjertson The Church of Saint Martin d’Ainay in Lyons In 1854 Flandrin completed his work in Saint Vincent-de-Paul. The following year he was engaged in a similar undertaking for the Church of Saint Martin d’Ainay in his hometown of Lyons. In July of 1855,...
Jean-Paul Laurens

Jean-Paul Laurens

Jean-Paul Laurens A Late 19th Century Master ; By Stephen Gjertson Born in Fourquevaux, France (near Toulouse) on March 28, 1838, Jean-Paul Laurens came from a very modest background and started his career as a simple color grinder for an itinerant Piedmontese master....