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    The Explorer

    Ed Moses in his Venice, Calif., studio, photographed by Alan Shaffer

    Ed Moses, at 88, refuses to be tied down to any style or concept, rejects the idea of “the artist,” and creates by embracing the happy accident. Continue reading

    Mix Master

    Archibald J. Motley Jr., Hot Rhythm, 1961, oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches;

    Archibald Motley relished the ambiguities of racial identity in America and imbued his paintings with both modernist refinement and pop-culture exuberance. Continue reading

    The Aristocrats

    Charles Green Shaw, Untitled (Intersecting Trapezoids No. 1)

    They were wealthy, privileged, and rigorously formalist. But the “Park Avenue Cubists” believed that the most sophisticated art should be available to everyone. Continue reading

    Portrait

    Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of Shorty, 1963, oil on canvas.

    Jamie Wyeth gets a retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston that looks beyond his status as American art royalty. Continue reading

    Keeping It Real

    Richard Merkin, Gertrude and George, 1979, pastel;

    Works from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection, now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, broaden the definition of American realism. Continue reading