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Ten On Tuesday

Inspired by my visit to Heritage Museum and Gardnes, today’s Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Favorite American Artists. Let’s talk art!

little mark island watercolor for carole knits

  1. Winslow Homer. I already outed myself on this one.
  2. Andrew Wyeth. And this one, too, I suppose.
  3. Norman Rockwell. His museum isn’t that far from us and it’s on my bucket list.
  4. John Singer Sargent. He’s American although he spent most of his life abroad. I’m including him anyway.
  5. Georgia O’Keeffe. Who doesn’t love those giant flowers?
  6. John James Audubon. I’ve actually seen originals of his at the State House in Boston. They are very large and very amazing.
  7. Ansel Adams. Not all artists are painters, you know.
  8. Annie Leibovitz. Her contemporary portraits of celebrities are amazing.
  9. Edward Hopper. His paints appeal to the photographer in me, they are so realistic.
  10. Bob Ross. Who can resist those happy little trees? This is a joke, of course, but I had to include him because my brother-in-law, Randy, has been mistaken for him so many times that it’s family legend.

I’m looking forward to reading about artists today! If you wrote a post for this week’s prompt please include a link to it below. If you’d like to receive the weekly Ten On Tuesday email (which I’m trying very hard to get out by Saturday morning each week so you have time to plan your post) please click here.

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  1. I didn’t think I could come up with 10 artists so I did paintings, but you’ve reminded me of several I would have included. Audubon would definitely make the list, and I’ll even admit I have a soft spot for “happy little trees”!

  2. Great list, Carole! There are so many fabulous American artists that it’s a challenge to limit yourself to just 10. (I love getting lost in art . . . )

  3. You have so many opportunities to see great art. We both like Georgia O’Keefe–her gallery in Santa Fe is amazing. I also love the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Nieto, Bateman and Rungius are a few of my favorite artists in their collection. Anyway, your post has inspired me to get out and enjoy more art!

  4. So many great artists to choose from! I can’t wait to peruse all of the lists and find some old favorites and new-to-me artists, too!

  5. Yes, great list – I’m somewhat familiar with Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and James Audubon. I also mentioned Norman Rockwell in my post. And yes, why not a photographer?! Ansel Adams is amazing. And now that I think about it, why not mention Thomas Kinkade?

  6. I LOVED putting this together…and learning about new-to-me artists. Audubon almost made my list, and of course Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Thank you for another fun week!

  7. FYI there’s a huge Sargent show which just opened at the Metropolitan Museum. Mostly oils. I love his watercolors. Other artists to consider: Rothko, Charles Dana Gibson, Winsor McKay, Ammi Phillips, Mary Cassatt.

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