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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Camille Pissarro
For more than a decade, the University of Oklahoma has exhibited a piece of Nazi-looted artwork bequeathed to it by the wife of an oil tycoon. But renewed claims by a family that owned the oil painting before World War II has drawn the school's fundraising arm into a fight it thought was settled in Switzerland more than 60 years ago.
A Paris streetscape by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro has sold for over $32 million - double its top estimate in a week of strong sales of Impressionist and modern art at London auction houses.
The Denver Art Museum is acquiring 22 masterworks by the most revered names in French impressionism through a bequest from Colorado collector and philanthropist Frederic Hamilton.
A stolen work by French impressionist Camille Pissarro is going home after 31 years, thanks to sharp-eyed French investigators and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A Vincent van Gogh landscape and other paintings from the collection of Elizabeth Taylor are up for auction in London next month.
A Vincent van Gogh landscape and other paintings from the collection of Elizabeth Taylor will go up for auction in London next month.
A Vincent van Gogh landscape and other paintings from the collection of Elizabeth Taylor will be auctioned in London next month.
Where is everything? That could well be the first reaction of visitors to the renovated galleries of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings at the National Gallery of Art when they reopen to the public Jan 29.
Sotheby's auction house in New York will be selling works from The Israel Museum in the coming months.
A traveling exhibition of art donated by a U.S. philanthropist is giving Cubans outside the capital a rare chance to see works from masters such as Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol that would normally hang in world-class galleries instead of sleepy provincial cities.
The rarefied world of government arts funding apparently has run out of artists specializing in elephant-dung and human-urine media. Now comes the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) announcement it will make grants for digital media - specifically video-game design.
Mount an impressionism show, and they will come. The light-dappled paintings produced by the artists of this 19th-century French movement and their stylistic offspring have become a safety net for museums. Beloved by the public, they are guaranteed to boost attendance and revenues from ticket sales, catalogs and gift-shop merchandise. As a result, impressionism exhibitions have become predictable, all-too-regular fixtures on museum calendars to the exclusion of more challenging art.
MADRID, SPAIN -- When Vincent van Gogh arrived in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise in late May 1890, seeking a new life after a year in a mental asylum, he embarked on an explosion of creativity, producing more than 70 paintings within two months.