Many might describe art as an outlet for tranquility and understanding in this world. It has proven to be necessary as such in difficult times of war and confusion, especially in the United States. During periods such as the Great Depression and the devastation of Pearl Harbor, the American people needed a form of clarity and encouragement. Because of this, artists everywhere were utilized to illustrate posters, newspaper, and magazines. Out of the many illustrators emerged o
A young woman, at the age of seventeen, found herself pushing a wheelbarrow full of canvases and an easel in the 1882 summer air. She was following her step father, Claude Monet, who, by a turn of events, was also her father-in-law. She already had six years of painting under her belt, as she had started to paint at age eleven, when she began to paint with Monet. They would set up together at various locations in Pourville, France, where Monet lived that summer. This summer o
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