Ah, the 1900’s in New York by louannwarren

Ah, the 1900’s in New York

Before he was a world class photographer, Edward Steichen was an artist, don’t the two go hand in hand? A wealthy New Yorker asked Steichen to paint some panels for the foyer of a townhome he was building. The New Yorker came on hard times and could not pay Steichen, so he rolled up his paintings and put them away. 110 years later they were discovered and purchased by the Dallas Museum of Art, where they were carefully restored. They are lovely Art Nouveau treasures. A favorite Steichen quote of mine, “photography is a major force in explaining man to man”.

This is my offering for the purple Saturday rainbow.
What a masterpiece, stunning painting and colours.
March 23rd, 2019  
Stunningly beautiful ! - love,love,love !!! - big fav
March 23rd, 2019  
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Wonderful Art Nouveau painting. Fav.
March 23rd, 2019  
wonderful Artwork. and capture
March 23rd, 2019  
interesting artwork and story
March 23rd, 2019  
Lovely shot and beautiful artwork.
March 23rd, 2019  
That's such an interesting story behind this artwork - and a lovely purple.
March 23rd, 2019  
Oh Lou Ann this is such a wonderful artwork and an interesting story too. fav.
March 23rd, 2019  
Lovely piece. Loved reading the story.I actually painted before I got my first DSLR camera.
March 23rd, 2019  
Very cool!
March 23rd, 2019  
Beautiful painting and so interesting to hear about the artist
March 24th, 2019  
So lovely and wonderful narrative.
March 24th, 2019  
Great story and beautiful artwork
March 24th, 2019  
How very beautiful & what a story.
March 24th, 2019  
He certainly had a very creative mind!
March 24th, 2019  
@ludwigsdiana @beryl @gijsje @ziggy77 @lynnz @mittens @milaniet @onewing @sugarmuser @radiogirl @grammyn @365karly1 @bkbinthecity @happysnaps @gigiflower Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and faves. As I remember, this was the last panel he painted and when the funding dried up, he didn’t complete the piece. You can see the white spaces that he had yet to paint. You put this on the Trending Page, thank you!
March 24th, 2019  
Nice shot. The story reminds me of a notebook/ledger they found of Vincent Van Gogh sketches. A friend who was an inn keeper had give Van Gogh the book to use for his drawing. Van Gogh filled it and had it returned to the but whoever received it thought it was just a ledger and stuck on a shelf where it sat for almost 100 years. Amazing stories!
March 25th, 2019  
They are very bold colours. Thanks for sharing the story and the image.
March 25th, 2019  
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