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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

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Paul Durand-Ruel, shown above in his gallery in 1910, acquired some 5,000 impressionist works — long before others were buying them. Dornac/Durand-Ruel & Cie/Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art hide caption

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Durand-Ruel: The Art Dealer Who Liked Impressionists Before They Were Cool

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Artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi, seen here in his New York studio in 1940, exhibited with Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper. But his work was quickly forgotten after his death in 1953. Alfredo Valente/Alfredo Valente papers/ Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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The Anxious Art Of Japanese Painter (And 'Enemy Alien') Yasuo Kuniyoshi

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Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word for more than 30 years. Josh Cheuse hide caption

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Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

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Costume designer Walter Plunkett made an intricate watercolor design for Scarlett O'Hara's famous curtain dress in Gone with the Wind. Courtesy of AMPAS hide caption

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Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

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Caillebotte's 1875 painting The Floor Scrapers was rejected by the elite Salon, but it was the work that launched his career. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resour/Courtesy National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Known As A Collector, Gustave Caillebotte Gets His Due As A Painter

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Do It Like A Deity: A Dutch Artist Depicts Gods Gone Wild

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Adele Block-Bauer, photographed circa 1915, was from a prominent Jewish family in Vienna. IMAGNO/Austrian Archives hide caption

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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

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George Caleb Bingham's The Jolly Flatboatmen (1846) became wildly popular after an East Coast art union bought it and started disseminating it as a print. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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In 1846, 'The Jolly Flatboatmen' Did A Different Sort Of River Dance

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In Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre it looks as if a wrecking ball has been slammed into Whistler's lavish work. Hutomo Wicaksono/Freer Sackler Gallery hide caption

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'Filthy Lucre' Is A Modern Remix Of The Peacock Room's Wretched Excess

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De Kooning made dozens of drawings, sketches and paintings of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun

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In her 2008 work Reclining Odalisque, Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi shows a woman covered in calligraphy. Los Angeles County Museum of Art hide caption

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At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

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Don Quayle, the first president of NPR, has died at the age of 84. Sam Kittner/WAMU 88.5 hide caption

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Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

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Oliver Smith (1918–1994). Scenic design for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Watercolor and pen and ink drawing. Music Division, Library of Congress hide caption

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'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage

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After World War II, developer Joseph Eichler built well-designed and well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs. Stephen Schafer hide caption

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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

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