How Art & Collectibles Are Taxed

How Collectibles Are Taxed By DAN MOSKOWITZ Updated May 04, 2022 Reviewed by LEA D. URADU Investing in art and collectibles can be personally rewarding. As an owner of a

Biblical site where Jesus healed blind man excavated for public view: ‘Affirms Scripture’

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Timeline of the Revolutionary War

Complete Timeline of the American Revolutionary War: 1754 - 1788. Includes developments precipitating the War for Independence through to the Signing of the United States Constitution.

Glossary of Autograph Abbreviations & Terms

Investing in antique and/or rare documents and manuscripts can be confusing at times given the many abbreviations and terms used by auction houses, appraisers and experts.  The following is a list of the primary terms and abbreviations often used by buyers and sellers of documents and manuscripts.

Historical Manuscripts as Archives: Some Definitions and Their Application

HISTORICAL manuscripts are regarded primarily if not exclusively as materials for research, whatever their origin or provenance. That august word provenance as the hallmark of archives has given archival records a superior status in the minds of some historians as well as archivists. It is agreed, at least among archivists, that archives are something more than raw materials for the scholar's use; indeed, such a gross understatement of their function would be seriously challenged. Whatever one's point of view, attempts to distinguish one class of records from another raise the question: What is the relation between historical manuscripts and archives ? Is the one only the needy next-of-kin of the other?

Jennie Brownscombe

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (December 10, 1850 – August 5, 1936) was an American painter, designer, etcher, commercial artist and illustrator. Brownscombe studied art for years in the United States and in Paris. She was a founding member, student and teacher at the Art Students League of New York. She made genre paintings, including revolutionary and colonial American history, most notably The Peace Ball held at Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Her works are in many public collections and museums. In 1899 she was described by New York World as "one of America's best artists."

Jean Duquoc

Jean Duquoc is a French-born painter who draws inspiration from the land, seas and skies of Brittany, France. His recent work has exploded on the art scene with particular critical favor and popular support.

Peter Candid

Peter Candid, also known as Peter de Witte the Elder (other name variations: Peter de Wit, Pieter de Witte, Peter Candido, Pietro Candido) (c. 1548 – 1628) was a Flemish-born Mannerist painter, tapestry designer and draughtsman active in Italy and Bavaria where he worked for many courts.

Itzchak Tarkay

Itzchak Tarkay (1935 – June 3, 2012) was an Israeli artist. Tarkay was born in 1935 in Subotica on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border. In 1944, Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949 his family emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz for several years. Tarkay attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design from 1951, and graduated from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in 1956. His art is influenced by French Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, particularly Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec. His work was exhibited at the International Art Expo in New York in 1986 and 1987. He has been the subject of several books. Tarkay's art is focussed on almost dream images of elegant women in classical scenes which draw you into an imaginary world. Tarkay achieved recognition as a leading representative of a new generation of figurative artists. The inspiration for his work lies with French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, particularly the color sophistication of Matisse and the drawing style of Toulouse-Lautrec. He drew upon the history of art to create many of his compositions, designing a kind of visual poetry from the aura of his cafes and intimate settings. As well as being an acrylic painter and watercolorist, Tarkay was a master graphic artist and his rich tapestry of form and color was achieved primarily through the use of the serigraph. In his serigraphs, many colors are laid over one another and used to create texture and transparency.