Charles Melville Dewey

Charles Melville Dewey

(1849-1937) American Tonalist painter Charles Melville Dewey studied at the National Academy of Design and in Paris under Carolus-Duran. A life-long friend of Albert Pinkham Ryder who, along with Ralph Albert Blakelock, were likely an influence. Four of his landscapes were displayed in the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. His paintings are in the collections of … Continue reading Charles Melville Dewey

Frederick Ferdinand Schafer

Image: Frederick Ferdinand Schafer, Cypress Point, Monterey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

(1839-1927) Born in Germany, Frederick Ferdinand Schafer was born in Braunschweig Frederick Ferdinand Schafer is known for his paintings of California and the Pacific Northwest. With a studio in San Francisco and homes in Alameda and Oakland Schafer spent summers sketching in the Northwest U.S., British Columbia, and Alaska.  A member of the San Francisco Art Association, Schafer’s work is held … Continue reading Frederick Ferdinand Schafer

Frank Reaugh was called the “Dean of Texas Painters.”

(1860-1945) Artist, photographer, inventor, patron of the arts, and teacher, Frank Reaugh was called the “Dean of Texas Painters.” Formally trained at St. Louis School of Fine Arts and Academie Julian in Paris, Frank Reaugh devoted his career to the visual documentation in pastel and paint, portraying the vast, still unsettled regions of the Great … Continue reading Frank Reaugh was called the “Dean of Texas Painters.”

Arthello Beck

Image: Cypress Trees by Arthello Beck (1931-2004) at DFW Airport Terminal D

(1941-2004) Born in Dallas, Arthello Beck’s paintings featured children, religion, and human interaction, particularly in the African-American community in the southern regions and is known best for his works from the 1960s dealing with the American Civil Rights Movement. He established the Arthello Beck Gallery in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff, which became a … Continue reading Arthello Beck