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What Are Etchings and How Are Etchings Made?

Etchings have been hugely influential in art history, particularly in the development of printmaking. The art of etching is one of the oldest printmaking mediums—originating in the 15th century [...]

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Behind the Artist: David Najar

In the midst of our digitally-driven age, David Najar has two words of advice: “Just breathe.” Najar’s philosophy is simple, underlying the cause of his discipline as an artist, an optimist, and [...]

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7 Quick Facts to Make You an Art Expert

Park West Gallery’s mission is to provide individuals with the confidence, knowledge, and means to appreciate fine art. We also understand that art is a complex, diverse, and subjective subject, [...]

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What Are Illuminated Manuscripts and How Were They Created?

First created in the sixth century and popularized across Europe into the 15th century, illuminated manuscripts centralized the command of Middle Age churches and monasteries, symbolizing a new [...]

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Behind the Artist: Leslie Lew

Hailing from the distinction of the Chicago Imagists, the East Village movement, and the vogue of 1960s commercial culture, Manhattan-born artist, Leslie Lew, captures the nostalgia of yesterday [...]

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Behind the Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn

Nearly 400 years ago, Dutch visionary Rembrandt van Rijn famously wrote: “Choose only one master—nature.” True to his muse, Rembrandt’s magnitude continues to puzzle those in its presence. There [...]

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Behind the Artist: Marc Chagall

At its height, Modernism rested upon a single conviction: to illuminate humankind’s brutal truths. Unlike many of his avant-garde peers, Russian-born artist Marc Chagall showcased his creative [...]

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How Peter Nixon Pays Tribute to History

Artists often provide insight on the various myths, artists and history that influence their style. In the artwork of Peter Nixon, he not only tells you, he shows you. “A lot of my paintings have [...]

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How NYC Became the Art Capital of the U.S.

February 1913 marked a defining moment in the history of art. While the turn of the century empowered the aesthetic twists and turns of the European avant-garde in their countries of origin, the [...]

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Learn the Essentials of Art Collecting at Park West Gallery

Having a history of art is great, but knowing how to apply it is even better. Learn the art of collecting fine art from Park West Gallery’s team at an Art Collecting Discussion with Park [...]

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