John Collier, The Sleeping Beauty

John Collier was from a prominent and talented family of Quakers in the late 1800’s. Quakers made a great contribution to ethical commercial ventures such as chocolate making and fine china. He was a Pre-Raphaelite painter – of romantic pictures of women with pale skin and long wavy reddish-brown hair.  …

Juan Honore Fragonard, The Swing

Fragonard lived in the 1700’s. His style is called Rococo – full of exuberant detail. For over 50 years his work was so completely ignored that a 1873 history of art doesn’t even mention his name. Now though he is considered one of France’s greatest artists. The Swing is one …

Diego Rivera, The Flower Carrier

Diego Rivera is one of the most famous artists of Mexico. His paintings reflect the efforts of the working class. He was regularly commissioned to create sweeping wall murals celebrating Mexico. His wife, Frida Kahlo, is also one of the most famous artists of Mexico. Stories about times when you …