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(Issue Story)

Sheldon Peck: Footsteps of His Life
by Kay Manning

Lombard Historical Society, Lombard, Illinois Sheldon Peck would head out from his Babcock’s Grove, Illinois, homestead clean-shaven and with little in his pockets but would return with a full beard and a full wallet from painting portraits, mostly of contemporaries in the antislavery and social justice movements. The itinerant painter earned $50 ... (Read More)

(Book Review)

Long Island’s Leading Silversmith
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review This book about the life and work of Southampton, New York, silversmith and entrepreneur Elias Pelletreau (1726-1810) makes the past come alive. It will give those who read it something to think about when stuck in traffic on Long Island’s Route 27 on the way to the Hamptons. ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

“Can You Do Better?”
by Clayton Pennington

Haggling. Dickering. Lowballing. Sally Schwartz, founder of Randolph Street Market in Chicago, recently forwarded us an Internet thread that discussed dealer responses to customers asking for discounts. The answers ranged from hilarious to frustrating and came from both from buyers and sellers. Now that summer is here—the time of big shows packed ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, August 2019
by M.A.D. staff

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Weeping Willow and Water Lily Pond, 1916-19, oil on canvas, 78¾" x 70¾". On loan from private collection. —Through September 15 —Fort Worth, Texas The Kimbell Art Museum is hosting Monet: The Late Years, a selection of 50 paintings on loan from major public and private collections in Europe, ... (Read More)

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Hurry to See WALL POWER!
by M.A.D. staff

The exhibition WALL POWER! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift will open on August 6 at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) in New York City. It will be on display for only four weeks—through September 1. Included in the exhibition will be quilts recently gifted to the ... (Read More)

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New Curator of American Art at the Michener
by M.A.D. staff

Dr. Laura Turner Igoe is the new curator of American art at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Igoe has broad curatorial experience including the Harvard Art Museums, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, and the Barnes Foundation. Exhibition projects she has contributed to include Nature’s Nation: ... (Read More)

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Heritage Auctions Launches Monthly Online Fine Art Auctions
by M.A.D. staff

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, will launch monthly fine art auctions this summer. The monthly auctions, which will be held the second Thursday of each month, will complement Heritage’s live auctions and other current online auctions of prints and multiples and photographs. The sales will feature a combination of material primarily ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

Get On Board
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Part of our impetus for uprooting our lives so completely a couple years ago was the desire to be part of a community. We both grew up in small towns, the kind of place where you saw your teacher at church and the cashier in the grocery store ... (Read More)

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Signed Newport Fly Tea Table Shown in Reopened Museum
by Lita Solis-Cohen

When the Whitehorne House Museum at 416 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island, reopened on May 29, it put on view a tea table with the chalk signature of joiner Joseph Sanford. The Newport Restoration Foundation bought the table at Sotheby’s in January 2019. Armin Allen, a foundation trustee, did the ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

Multiple Lists, Desktops, and Monitors
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #366 Doing research for something as simple as this column can result in piles of notes. Sorting and organizing such notes amounts to organizing the column or another research report. In high school we old-timers were taught to put the notes on file cards. This still works. A book collector ... (Read More)
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