Category Archives: Visual Arts

Elizabeth Catlett, 96, considered one of most important 20th century African American artists

MEXICO CITY – The pioneering sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett died yesterday just two weeks shy of her 97th birthday, the Web site Black Art in America reported. She died at her home in Cuernavaca, 40 miles south of Mexico City, where she

Elizabeth Catlett, 96, considered one of most important 20th century African American artists

MEXICO CITY – The pioneering sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett died yesterday just two weeks shy of her 97th birthday, the Web site Black Art in America reported. She died at her home in Cuernavaca, 40 miles south of Mexico City, where she

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – Franklin McMahon covered the world and its newsmakers with a pencil and a sketch pad. “He told what he saw through his art,” said his daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – Franklin McMahon covered the world and its newsmakers with a pencil and a sketch pad. “He told what he saw through his art,” said his daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

Painting detailed motherships hovering over planets, Ralph McQuarrie helped ‘Star Wars’ get made

BERKELEY, Calif. – Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who transformed George Lucas’s rudimentary concepts and earliest scripts into lush, vivid images of intergalactic expanse and light-saber combat that became the visual core of the “Star Wars” saga, died on Saturday at

Painting detailed motherships hovering over planets, Ralph McQuarrie helped ‘Star Wars’ get made

BERKELEY, Calif. – Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who transformed George Lucas’s rudimentary concepts and earliest scripts into lush, vivid images of intergalactic expanse and light-saber combat that became the visual core of the “Star Wars” saga, died on Saturday at

Eleanor Callahan, 95, was photographer/husband Harry Callahan’s muse because she never said no

ATLANTA – Eleanor Callahan, the muse for her husband, Harry Callahan, whose varied and sensual photographs of her taken over more than 50 years can be said to rank with Alfred Stieglitz’s of Georgia O’Keeffe, died on Tuesday in a

Eleanor Callahan, 95, was photographer/husband Harry Callahan’s muse because she never said no

ATLANTA – Eleanor Callahan, the muse for her husband, Harry Callahan, whose varied and sensual photographs of her taken over more than 50 years can be said to rank with Alfred Stieglitz’s of Georgia O’Keeffe, died on Tuesday in a

In one brief decade, Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain vividly captured street life in Europe, US, SA

(What do you make of people who show brilliance and then walk away from it? More brilliance?) Although he was photographically active for scarcely more than a decade and was the author of just four books (all of them now

In one brief decade, Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain vividly captured street life in Europe, US, SA

(What do you make of people who show brilliance and then walk away from it? More brilliance?) Although he was photographically active for scarcely more than a decade and was the author of just four books (all of them now

Logger, hobo, tree artist, George Sawchuk, 84, lived deep in woods he carved with wisdom

(“Now that you’ve crawled out of one womb, don’t make the same mistake as a lot of people and go crawling into another,” George Sawchuk would tell graduates – how perfect!) FANNY BAY, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Engraved in

Logger, hobo, tree artist, George Sawchuk, 84, lived deep in woods he carved with wisdom

(“Now that you’ve crawled out of one womb, don’t make the same mistake as a lot of people and go crawling into another,” George Sawchuk would tell graduates – how perfect!) FANNY BAY, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Engraved in

French photojournalist Remi Ochlik, 28, expected to see horrible things as war photographer

HOMS –  “I expected to see horrible things. Yes, I was afraid,” Remi Ochlik had said of his war photography. Ochlik, 28, who has been killed in Homs alongside the veteran war reporter Marie Colvin, was an award-winning French photojournalist,

French photojournalist Remi Ochlik, 28, expected to see horrible things as war photographer

HOMS –  “I expected to see horrible things. Yes, I was afraid,” Remi Ochlik had said of his war photography. Ochlik, 28, who has been killed in Homs alongside the veteran war reporter Marie Colvin, was an award-winning French photojournalist,