Today, when people think about becoming an artist, they might consider getting a degree from a university or an art school. There have been a number of self-taught artists who have received national acclaim, including Horace Pippin.
What do you keep to remember your travels by? Artist James Hamilton, this week's treasure, painted his own postcards as souvenirs of his travels.
A lesser known technique in printmaking, chine collé allows artists to print on delicate sheets of paper. Learn more about this process from Sachi Yanari-Rizzo!
An artist always hopes, at least implicitly, that her art will inspire a positive change in others. But does she hope or even expect that her work will change her? On January 1, 2019, painter Elly Tullis impulsively turned to the image of the biblical figure Mary for artistic inspiration, herself exhausted from the demands of motherhood. Over the next year, paintings of the Virgin Mary poured from her mind to create the Theotokos series now on view at FWMoA. In this interview, she shares with us her development as an artist since her childhood and what has happened to her as a result of this series.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith defied expectations of Native American artists to work in pottery or weaving by choosing to create paintings and prints. Read on to learn more about her and her prolific career.
With the start of the New Year, we’ve decided to review just what a museum is and what you will see when you visit an art museum. Spoiler alert: It won’t be dinosaur bones.
We'll be taking a break from posting blogs over the holidays, but the museum will still be open on select days! Come in from winter fun to warm up and enjoy art!
Generally speaking, from the Renaissance to the early 20th century art was realistic and detailed. This changed with the invention of the camera. Learn how one artist implemented the camera as a tool to make his work even more realistic.
In April 1979, internationally known “woman artist” Dorothy Gillespie came to Fort Wayne and wowed the locals with a city-wide exhibition. Learn more about this visiting artist in this post!
Where did the paintbrush come from? In this "Art Term Tuesday", we grapple with the lack of information about a tool that has played a large role in our visual history.