Artists’ Handmade Houses

Artists’ Handmade Houses is a collection of 13 homes handcrafted by the finest artists and craftsmen in America, including George Nakashima, Henry Varnum Poor, Sam Maloof, Wharton Esherick, and Russel Wright. Built over the course of 75 years, from the late-19th century to the mid-20th century, these homes were each designed and built by the artists as an expression of their aesthetic sentiments, and in many cases, as extensions of their artwork. As such, these private domains are utterly unique and deeply imbued with each artist’s singular vision and talent. Photography by Don Freeman.

photos courtesy of pdn photo of the day, dwell and amazon

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To be an artist

Brenda Putnam

Aline H. Rhonie

Tosca Olinsky

Doris Caesar

Nan Mason

Daisy Marguerite Hughes

Helene Sardeau

Countess Maria Zichy

Elizabeth Tashjian (aka The Nut Lady – interesting story here)

Margaret French Cresson

all images from the smithsonian institution flickr collection

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paint my portrait

really really really my favourite things. i’m sure i’ve harped on about them enough hey? if someone could teleport me to the national portrait gallery in london right now i’d be a very happy woman indeed. well, here are some more i have been staring at recently… click on the images for sources / artist

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outsider art

32 outsider art masterpieces at the blog of innocence

le Gros arbre by Maurice Grimaldi

la Mer by Dominique Peyronnet

le Metro aerien by Jules Lefranc

la Femme de l’artist dans un jardin by Henri Rousseau

Landscape by Ivan Rabuzin

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portrait love

portraits! oh, my favourite things.

Faustine Léo, 1842 – by  Charles-Ernest-Rodolphe-Henri Lehmann

Eva Gonzales, self portrait

Helene Schjerfbeck, self portrait

Felix Vallotton, self portrait

Homme de Savièse, 1903 – by Ernest Bieler

Emile d’Erlanger, 1924 – by Romaine Brooks

by Ivan G. Olinsky, 1942

by David Gauld, 1893

by Leon Kroll, 1962

by Alan Feltus, 1980

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roy lichtenstein died yesterday 12 years ago. he ruled!

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portraiture makes me happy


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