Monthly Archives: July 2018

He had more than 15 minutes

The largest museum in the United States dedicated to one artist—seven floors in Pittsburgh—houses a large collection of artwork by famed pop artist Andy Warhol. The museum, located in an 88,000-square-foot building downtown contains 900 paintings, 77 sculptures, nearly 2,000 … Continue reading

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General Stonewall Jackson and His Arm

In the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, formerly known as the Presbyterian Cemetery, in Lexington, Virginia, stands the commanding bronze statue of Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, sculpted by famed Richmond, Virginia, artist Edward Virginius Valentine (November 12, 1838 – October 19, … Continue reading

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Neo-classic Angel

THERESA SIMMANG SCHMIDT 1876 1907 The gray granite rock-face monument for Theresa Schmidt in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, has a masterfully sculpted bas-relief bronze inset.  The bronze was created in Fonderia Nelli, one of the … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Artist Father

JAMES M. HART N. A. MAY 10, 1828 OCT. 24, 1901 James McDougal Hart was a 19th Century landscape artist born in Scotland who immigrated to America with his family as a small boy.  After a stint as an apprentice … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Death

CHARLES ADOLPH SCHIEREN BORN FEBRUARY 28, 1842  DIED MARCH 10, 1915 MARIE LOUISE SCHIEREN BORN AUGUST 5, 1840  DIED MARCH 11, 1915 IN THEIR LIVES THEY WERE LOVELY AND IN THEIR DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED   Most people are … Continue reading

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A Scottish Immigrant and the Declaration of Independence

Today it is right and proper to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the day Americans toast as our country’s birthday. James Wilson was one of the Pennsylvania delegation members and was a signer, though, he did not … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Babe

RITA SCALANTE Oct. 12, 1898 Nov. 28, 1910 This white-marble monument in the St. Francis Cemetery at Phoenix, Arizona, memorializes the life of an infant girl who died shortly after her second birthday.  A drapery on the top of the … Continue reading

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