The Whistler House Museum of Art is renowned for mounting exquisite exhibitions, which once again holds true from June through August with this outstanding show of famous faces.
 
The Whistler House Museum of Art is overjoyed to be presenting a number of outstanding portraits by Nancy Ellen Craig. From June 29 through August 6, the museum will display 26 portraits of famous figures that highlight Craig’s talent, ambition, and breadth of style. Many of the portrait subjects are monumental social, intellectual, and political figures of the 20th century and have been carefully selected for exhibition.
 
The late Craig (1927-2015) was born in New York City and studied at Bennington College and the Art Students League. Among the notable faces she captured were Frank Lloyd Wright, Lady Jean Campbell, and Anjelica Huston. The museum reports, “Throughout her career, Nancy Ellen Craig’s critics have compared her work to that of Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent. She won numerous awards in both the United States and Europe, including the Audubon Artists Patrons Prize and the $20,000 Pollock-Krasner award. Her work now resides in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Baltimore Art Museum, and the John Ringling Museum.”
 
Whistler House President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian said, “We are proud to present this outstanding collection of portraits by Nancy Ellen Craig, whose natural genius and talent in form, color and line transcends the test of time and continues to bring high praise from leading art critics past and present.”
 
To learn more, visit the Whistler House Museum of Art. 
 
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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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