Tag Archive for: woman artist

Jack Robinson, photographer (American, 1928-1997), ‘Katherine Choy in New Orleans,’ 1952-1955. Photo courtesy Robinson Archive.

NOMA spotlights pioneering Chinese American ceramicist Katherine Choy

Jack Robinson, photographer (American, 1928-1997), ‘Katherine Choy in New Orleans,’ 1952-1955. Photo courtesy Robinson Archive.

Jack Robinson, photographer (American, 1928-1997), ‘Katherine Choy in New Orleans,’ 1952-1955. Photo courtesy Robinson Archive.

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans, which opened on May 6 and continues through April 23, 2023. An innovative artist in a number of mediums, Katherine Choy (American, b. China 1927–1958) developed radical ceramic work that was distinctively her own. In her short mid-1950s career in New Orleans, Choy was a national leader in evolving ceramics from utilitarian objects into the purview of expressive fine art.

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Bust of Queen Elizabeth II r., wearing laurel wreath. Reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

British Museum mounts exhibit centered around early portraitist of Queen Elizabeth II

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II r., wearing laurel wreath. Reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II r., wearing laurel wreath. Reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

LONDON – In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in June, the British Museum will open a new, free display centering around artist Mary Gillick’s (1881-1965) portrait of the British royal. This portrait was for the first ever coin featuring the queen, designed 70 years ago in 1952 and issued in 1953. Mary Gillick: modelling The Queen’s portrait opens on June 2 and continues to July 31. It will showcase the production and reception of the coin, shining a light on the excitement around the young queen’s first depiction on British currency.

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Suzanne Valadon, ‘Marie Coca and Her Daughter Gilberte,’ 1913. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, purchased from the artist, 1937. © 2021 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/Image © DeA Picture Library/Art Resource, NY

Barnes to host first major US exhibition of Suzanne Valadon paintings

Suzanne Valadon, ‘Marie Coca and Her Daughter Gilberte,’ 1913. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, purchased from the artist, 1937. © 2021 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/Image © DeA Picture Library/Art Resource, NY

Suzanne Valadon, ‘Marie Coca and Her Daughter Gilberte,’ 1913. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, purchased from the artist, 1937. © 2021 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/Image © DeA Picture Library/Art Resource, NY

PHILADELPHIA –This fall, the Barnes Foundation will present Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the first exhibition dedicated to the French artist and model Suzanne Valadon at a major US arts institution. It will open on September 26 and continue through January 9, 2022.

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Portrait of Zaga Christ (Sagga Krestos), 1635, Giovanna Garzoni, (Italian, 1600-1670). Watercolor and bodycolor on vellum mounted on card; silver frame is later. Museum Friends Fund. Courtesy of Phillip Mould and Company, London.

Ohio museum acquires important 17th-century portrait miniature

Portrait of Zaga Christ (Ṣägga Krǝstos), 1635, Giovanna Garzoni, (Italian, 1600-1670). Watercolor and bodycolor on vellum mounted on card; silver frame is later. Museum Friends Fund. Courtesy of Phillip Mould and Company, London.

Portrait of Zaga Christ (Sagga Krestos), 1635, Giovanna Garzoni, (Italian, 1600-1670). Watercolor and bodycolor on vellum mounted on card; silver frame is later. Museum Friends Fund. Courtesy of Phillip Mould and Company, London.

OBERLIN, Ohio – The Allen Memorial Art Museum’s gallery of 17th- and 18th-century European art has been reimagined to reveal global stories of encounter and exchange. Central to the new installation is a significant acquisition: a portrait of the Ethiopian traveler Zaga Christ by the Italian artist Giovanna Garzoni. Made in 1635, when the two met at the court of the Duke of Savoy in Turin, Italy, Portrait of Zaga Christ is the earliest known European portrait miniature to depict a Black sitter.

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