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Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse

Shocking Paris

When The World Calls: The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps
Peace Corps
United Nations: A History by Stanley Meisler
United Nations
Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War
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Exhibit shows Degas' and Cassatt's painterly influence on each other
In 1877, when he was 43, the French impressionist Edgar Degas began stopping by the studio of the 33-year-old American Mary Cassatt and offering her a point or two that might embolden her painting. Their relationship, a close one for a decade, is one of the best known in art history. What is not known is whether the relationship blossomed beyond a few pedagogical pointers into a secret romantic interlude. Each destroyed the letters from the other. Most historians doubt an affair. The artists seemed too strait-laced for that...
May 24, 2014

Albrecht Dürer: Drawn to art at an early age
The celebrated Renaissance artist's watercolors, drawings and prints — many lent by the Albertina Museum in Vienna — are the focus of a new exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington.
It is rare for a museum to lend the heart of its most prized collection to another museum, but the Albertina in Vienna has done just that by shipping almost a hundred watercolors and drawings by Albrecht Dürer to the National Gallery of Art here for an exhibition. Dürer, a German born in Nuremberg in 1471, is the great master of the Northern European Renaissance, akin to Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo of the Italian Renaissance. Dürer's greatness, according to Andrew Robison of the National Gallery, curator of the show, is based on his watercolors, drawings and prints, just as Da Vinci and Raphael are identified with painting and Michelangelo with sculpture...
March 31, 2013

Soutine and Dr. Maisler

by Stanley Meisler

a fictional short story based on real people, not a memoir

Stanley Meisler is the author of the biography Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War, the history United Nations : A History and the history When The World Calls: The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps And Its First Fifty Years. Meisler served as a Los Angeles Times foreign and diplomatic correspondent for thirty years, assigned to Nairobi, Mexico City, Madrid, Toronto, Paris, Barcelona, the United Nations and Washington. He still contributes articles to the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Sunday Opinion and Art sections and writes a News Commentary for his website,

For many years, Meisler has contributed articles to leading American magazines including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, The Nation, the Reader’s Digest, the Quarterly Journal of Military History, and the Columbia Journalism Review. While most of these articles focus on foreign affairs and political issues, Meisler has contributed more than thirty articles on artists and art history to the Smithsonian Magazine...

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Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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