Where are Amalie Rothschild’s paintings?

When distinguished Baltimore artist and museum board member Amalie Rothschild died in 2001 at the age of 85, she left behind more than 1,200 paintings, sculptures and drawings in her studio. In the Baltimore Sun Glenn McNatt reports that soon after her death, the artist’s daughter and namesake, filmmaker-photographer Amalie Rothschild, decided to honor her … read more… “Where are Amalie Rothschild’s paintings?”

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Before cut-and-paste, copies were made (gasp) by hand

“Déjà Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces,” organized by Eik Kahng. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. Through Jan. 1. Phoenix Art Museum, January 20 through May 4, 2008. In the Baltimore Sun, Glenn McNatt says that by seeing the paintings side-by-side, the painting process is revealed. “How did Monet manage to show that it’s morning … read more… “Before cut-and-paste, copies were made (gasp) by hand”

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Baltimore painter Jo Smail wins Trawick Prize

Glenn McNatt reports in the Baltimore Sun that Jo Smail has won the five-year-old Trawick Prize, founded by Bethesda businesswoman Carol Trawick. The competition is open to artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington: “Baltimore painter Jo Smail, whose abstract paintings of pink squares and dark splotches of pigment on a white ground played a crucial … read more… “Baltimore painter Jo Smail wins Trawick Prize”

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Handmade in Baltimore

In the Baltimore Sun, Glenn McNatt sees a return to art-making strategies based on highly labor-intensive, repetitive processes that encourage Zen-like meditation and transcendence: “Not only are the materials unusual, the very willingness to endure the kind of mind-numbing repetitiveness and tedium required to turn them into art may seem like a kind of madness, … read more… “Handmade in Baltimore”

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Painter Tony Shore awarded Baltimore’s $25,000 Sondheim Prize

Baltimore Sun art critic Glenn McNatt reports that Tony Shore, whose portraits of family and friends painted on black velvet capture the poignant and gritty flavor of working class life in the city, frequently broke into sobs during his acceptance speech. ‘This award is an amazing thing for Baltimore, Shore said. ‘It not only helps … read more… “Painter Tony Shore awarded Baltimore’s $25,000 Sondheim Prize”

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