For Collectors of the Fine and Decorative Arts

About John Dorfman

John Dorfman is the Senior Editor of Art & Antiques Magazine.

Features From Previous Issues

Late and Great

J.M.W. Turner, Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus

In his last decade and a half, J.M.W. Turner seemed to transcend all known standards, baffling the critics but inspiring future generations. Continue reading

Get in Line

Ellen Lesperance, December 12, 1983

Contemporary artists are pushing their pens and pencils in new directions and letting viewers draw their own conclusions. Continue reading

Furnishing the Nation

Side chair, Philadelphia, 1810–20, mahogany with mahogany and rosewood veneers and
ebony inlay, brass, 33 1⁄4 x 19 x 23 1/8 inches.

The Kaufman Collection of American antiques, now on view at the National Gallery, chronicles the evolution of taste, technique, and creativity in a young country. Continue reading

The Purist

Tomma Abts, Yet-to-be-titled acrylic and oil on canvas, 2014, 18 7/8 x 15 inches;

Abstractionist Tomma Abts lets her paintings paint themselves, and the results are intricate, challenging, and beautiful. Continue reading