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Features From Previous Issues

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 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