The New Look – At Philadelphia Antiques Show

The Philadelphia Antiques Show has a new look. Certainly the brand new Pennsylvania Convention Center better serves the show with its central location and super-wide aisles, but more importantly, the vetted show has adopted a more flexible standard on what can be brought in. Many new faces, together with “newer” merchandise liberate the show from … Continue reading The New Look – At Philadelphia Antiques Show

Philadelphia’s First Nude Model: Charles Wilson Peale

One of the favorite stories of the art circles of Philadelphia concerns Philadelphia’s favorite artist, Thomas Eakins, and his being removed from his position at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for removing the loin cloth of a male model in a mixed class. Even in Philadelphia, Eakins was not the first artist to go to battle over the cloths that hide parts of the human anatomy. An aging Charles Wilson Peale became the city’s first public nude model after several skirmishes and the inability to find a model.