NEW YORK – Born on the cusp of a change in attitudes about education for women in China, Wu Qingxia (1910-2008) became one of the 20th century’s leading Modernists working in the traditional style. She is renowned for studies of smoothly painted, brightly colored carp – symbols of challenge and challenge overcome.
WASHINGTON (AP) – When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn’t hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Following a nationwide search, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has hired Hathaway Maranda as Vice President, Development, a position created to envelop the broad range of the museum’s next fundraising phase.
HATFIELD, Pa. – Alderfer Auction is expanding its services to the Lehigh Valley with the hiring of auctioneers Lori Biechy and Christian Answini.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has appointed Allison Glenn to the new role as Associate Curator, Contemporary Art. Glenn joins the Crystal Bridges curatorial team on Feb. 12.
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – Researchers are examining whether human bones found in a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous “Prince of Pirates,” Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy.
NEW YORK – Sotheby’s has announced that Brooke Lampley has joined our Fine Art Division as vice chairman.
NEW YORK – The Appraisers Association of America will present Hans Ulrich Obrist, the artistic director of Serpentine Galleries, with the 2018 Award for Excellence in the Arts at the organization’s 14th annual Award Luncheon on April 18 at the New York Athletic Club. Obrist will be joined by keynote speaker Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, and will be in conversation with the artist Ian Cheng.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private “Beetle Bailey,” died Saturday. He was 94.