Category: Fine Art

William J. McCloskey

William J. McCloskey was an American nineteenth-century painter made famous originally for his portraits. He and his wife, Alberta Binford McCloskey took the Los Angeles art world by storm in the mid-1880s with William’s portraits and Alberta’s still lifes.  They painted together as a team for 15 years across the United States, London, and Paris.

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Printmaking: Brief History and Highlights of Important Artists

Printmaking is a means of creating several images from a single original surface. Over the years techniques for making fine art prints have evolved–from the carved wood methods originating in ancient China to the more recently developed silk screen techniques used by artists like Andy Warhol. Regardless of style, printmaking has played an important role in communicating values and sharing culture to broad audiences throughout history.

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