Blog » Tag: Art

  • An Original, Almost – George Washington’s Portrait at Rose Hill Mansion

    September 26th, 2019
    The story of Jane Stuart and her portrait of George Washington at Rose Hill.
  • Deaf Artist Francis Tuttle

    June 26th, 2015
    Francis Marion Tuttle was a Geneva artist who lived from 1839 to 1911. He was well known for Seneca Lake views and portraits, and he also did some Biblical scenes. Instead of repeating Tuttle’s biography (for his biography visit dianrez.blogspot.com), I want to focus on one part of his life, namely, that he was deaf. His experiences bring up some interesting issues.
  • Ah, The Movies!!

    February 13th, 2015
    Movies in the 1940s seemed glamorous and provided their viewers with the opportunity to escape from the stress of war, rationing, worry, fear and anger. Ah, the movies. What a wonderful thing they are!
  • Little Golden Books

    January 23rd, 2015
    My Little Golden Book memory were sparked by a recent traveling exhibit at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Golden Books. During lectures that accompanied the exhibit, I discovered two things. First, Little Golden Books debuted during World War II. Second, illustrator Eloise Wilkin lived in Canandaigua.
  • Dance in Geneva

    January 23rd, 2014
    During the 1910s and 20s the dance world was in ferment. In 1909 the Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev brought a new kind of ballet to Europe and the United States with the Paris debut of the Ballets Russes
  • Crafts Then and Now: Godey’s Ladies Book

    September 13th, 2013
    Chronicling women's handwork through 19th century national magazines and local newspapers.
  • An Officer and an Artist

    August 27th, 2013
    Biography of J. George Stacey.
  • Arthur Dove

    April 24th, 2013
    Brief biography of the artist Arthur Dove