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Masters of Northwest Art: Kenneth Callahan -- A Creative Mix of Family and Art

Seattle painter and arts connoisseur Thelma Lehmann describes painter Kenneth Callahan (1905-1986), one of the four "Northwest Mystic" artists, and a close personal friend. This group of painters incl...

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Masters of Northwest Art: Mark Tobey -- Guru of Seattle Painters

Thelma Lehmann, Seattle painter and arts connoisseur, describes Mark Tobey (1890-1976), whom she calls the most visionary of the four "Northwest Mystic" painters. She describes him as petulant and que...

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Masters of Northwest Art: Morris Graves -- Serious Art, Insouciant Antics

Seattle painter and arts connoisseur Thelma Lehmann describes some of the surprising public antics of famed "Northwest Mystic" painter Morris Graves (1911-2001), a friend and colleague. From Graves' p...

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McBride, Ella E. (1862-1965)

Ella E. McBride was an internationally noted fine-art photographer, as well as an avid mountain climber, environmentalist, and civic leader. For about eight years she managed the photography studio o...

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McCracken, Philip (b. 1928): Koan and Cosmos

Artist Philip McCracken, known mostly for his bird and animal sculptures, was reared in Anacortes and began studying pre-law at the University of Washington. After his stint as an army reservist durin...

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Medical Care on San Juan Island: A Brief History in Art

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, established to serve residents and visitors on San Juan Island in the far northwest corner of Washington, opened its doors to patients on November 26, 2012. Am...

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Meitzler, Neil (1930-2009): Painter of Waterfalls

The Northwest painter Neil Meitzler is best known for paintings in which broad sweeps of aqueous color are overlaid with flung, spattered, and blotted paint to create lively surfaces in representation...

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Muralist Art and Activism in Washington's Latino Community

In the Pacific Northwest, the arts have been instrumental in expressing the history, culture, and issues pertinent to communities of color, and this is especially true of the Chicano/Latino community...

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Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Seattle's Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) first opened the doors of its building in the Montlake neighborhood to the public on February 15, 1952. The museum's early exhibits displayed artifac...

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Namkung, Johsel (1919-2013): Photographer of Landscape as Music

Seattle-based photographer Johsel Namkung was born in Korea and schooled as a musician. His photographs, sharp-focused studies of nature, convey more than visual information. They carry a mood that co...

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Northwest African American Museum

The Northwest African American Museum, located in the old Colman School, at 2300 Massachusetts Street in Seattle, opened on March 8, 2008, with an estimated 3,000 visitors. The surrounding neighborho...

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Peterson, Qwalsius Shaun (b. 1975)

Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, of Puyallup and Tulalip tribal ancestry, is an important figure in the revival of Northwest Native art and cultural practices. Known for his work as a carver, painter, printma...

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