Thursday, November 13, 2008

My New Painting for Murphy's 2nd "KNOW" Exhibit in Miami

The frame is actually more bronzy-gold antiqued color, but this sort of gives an indication.

Here is my oil on linen, "The Song of the Firefly", featuring a girl and her uke, 6" square with a 10"x10" ornate gold frame. Copyright Amy Crehore 2008. Contact Mark Murphy if interested.

This is for Mark Murphy's KNOW exhibit. He will be at Art Basel Miami again this year and he invited me to participate. He has gathered together many artists for his KNOW exhibit to be held at Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair - Charcoal Studios in the Wynwood Arts District 2135 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
12-04-08 through 12-07-08
Follow this link to see some more of the art and for contact info:

Featuring:Jennybird Alcantara : David van Alphen : Ana Bagayan : Robert Bellm : Jonathan Bergeron : Mike Bertino : Cathie Bleck : Jonathan Boam : Darren Booth : Brandon Boyd : Katherine Brannock : Calef Brown : Ryan Bubnis : Marc Burckhardt : Christopher Buzelli : Ray Caesar : Luke Chueh : Dave Chung : Robert Connett : Molly Crabapple : Amy Crehore : Brian Despain : Xiaoqing Ding : Leslie Ditto : Doodles : Ekundayo : P-Jay Fidler : AJ Fosik : Andrew Foster : Ken Garduno : Ill Gill : Matt Haber : Moira Hahn : Robert Hardgrave : Ryan Heshka : Vincent Hui : Jordin Isip : Jason Jacenko : Levon Jihanian : Ron Job : Dan Kennedy : Kinoko : KMNDZ : Zane Kozak : Kukula : Travis Lampe : Daniel Hyun Lim : Tommii Lim : Jen Lobo : Lola : Dan May : Brandi Milne : Mark Murphy : Joel Nakamura : Andrew Neyer : Clinton Neuhaus : Kathie Olivas : Brandt Peters : Jenn Porreca : Luke Ramsey : relAx one : RG : Mark Ryden : Chris Ryniak : Erik Sandberg : Mijn Schatje : Jeffery Scott 92501 : Kim Scott : Jeff Soto : Nathan Spoor : Matt Stallings : David Russell Talbott : Yoko Tanaka : Gary Taxali : Peter Taylor : Jon Todd : Joe Vaux : Alexei Vella : Jonathan Viner : Marco Wagner : Cynthia Walton : Nicholas Wilton : Martin Wittfooth : Davey Wong : Johnny Yanok : Marco Zamora : Chet Zar

More of my art here:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nice Old Drawings

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" 'General Jackson Slaying the Many Headed Monster'Lithographic cartoon; Andrew Jackson, Van Buren and assisting personage in uniform battling with serpent with numerous caricature heads. Artist unknown, Henry R Robinson (publisher); 1833."
More drawings here:

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ladies and Their Fame

Originally uploaded by carbonated

Great set on flickr (by carbonated) that goes on and on. (Click link above)
Includes lots of Alfred Cheney Johnston photos.

Friday, November 07, 2008

"View" Arts Magazine

I love this cover painted by Morris Hirshfield in 1945 for"View"arts magazine. Kind of sexy, yes? So modern. That fabulous blog, A Journey Round My Skull , has 13 more by famous artists like Georgia O'Keefe, Andre Masson, Duchamp, Fernand Leger, Man Ray, Calder, etc. Just follow the link. Cool.

Alice in Different Styles

Mabel Lucie Attwell
A.E. Jackson

Gwynedd Hudson

Arthur Rackham

Here are some beautiful interpretations of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from early 20th century illustrators.
More links at this site: Alice (by David Neal)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Jack and Beverly's Optical Toy Collection

Thomas Rowlandson engraving
2"Slip slides" in animated form

This is the coolest website - Jack and Beverly's collection of vintage optical motion toys including the "magic lantern, Zoetrope (wheel of life), Praxinoscope, Phenakistoscope, a Polyrama Panoptique, a Kinora, Mutoscope, and flip books. These toys are the genesis of motion pictures. They are, in effect, single frame animations like a modern movie cartoon."

Read about them and see more at

The Art of Amy Crehore

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Jacqueline Marval Was a Marvel.

Here are 3 examples of paintings by Jacqueline Marval done in the early 1900's. In 1901, she exhibited ten paintings at the "Salon des Ind├ępendants", which was held at the "Universal Exhibition" in Paris. All of her canvases were bought by Ambroise Vollard. She was an amazing painter and had a great sense of design. More about her at