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Edward Hicks

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Attleboro [now Langhorne], Bucks County, Pa., 4 Apr. 1780; d Newtown, Bucks County, 23 Aug. 1849).

The best-known American naive painter of the 19th century, active in Bucks...

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Read, Sir Herbert (1893–1968)

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith.

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 977 words.

who throughout the middle third of the 20th century was widely regarded as his country's foremost advocate and interpreter of modern art. He was born at Kirbymoorside (now Kirkbymoorside),...

John Sloan

Overview page. Subjects: Art.


Painter and printmaker. Remembered especially for sympathetic portrayals of urban life executed in a rich, painterly style during his early career, he remained an...

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Roland Penrose

James King.

August 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: History of Art. 352 pages.

As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900–1984) is a key figure in the study of modern art in England. This book explores the intricacies of Penrose's...

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‘This Fascinating Horror’ (1914–1918)

James King.

in Roland Penrose

August 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Art. 2306 words.

This chapter details events in Roland Penrose's life from 1914–1918. In 1914, at the age of fourteen, Roland was sent to Leighton Park School near Reading, referred to at the time as ‘the...

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Pfemfert, Franz

Michael Butler.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing; Latin American and Caribbean Art; 20th-Century Art. 233 words.

(b Lötzen, East Prussia [now Gizycko, Poland], Nov 20, 1879; d Mexico City, May 26, 1954).

German editor and writer. He grew up in Berlin, where he worked until 1933. After the...