Mary Anne Goley, Director, Fine Arts Program, Federal Reserve Board, Washington (retired)

Southend Pier (c. 1882–84), James McNeill Whistler. Freer Gallery of Art

When Whistler discovered watercolour

Financial troubles drove the artist to the medium – but its atmospheric possibilities suited him well

23 Jul 2019
Haskell’s House (1924), Edward Hopper. National Gallery of Art, Gift of Herbert A. Goldstone, 1996.

How American artists made watercolour great again

A new exhibition charts the transformation of watercolour painting in the USA, from an overlooked sideshow to a major cultural movement

2 Mar 2017
Portrait of Dora Wheeler (1882–83), William Merritt Chase.

What William Merritt Chase learned from Europe

The 19th-century artist who brought modern spirit to American painting

14 Jun 2016

Hidden Treasures at TEFAF

Some of Maastricht’s masterpieces are easily overlooked

18 Mar 2014