Philadelphia Reflections

The musings of a physician who has served the community for over six decades

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Art in Philadelphia
The history of art, particularly painting and sculpture, has been a long and distinguished one. If you add in the art schools, the Philadelphia national influence on artists has been a dominant one.

Arthur Beecher Carles 1882-1952

His link between Philadelphia and Paris led art historian Barbara Anne Boese Wolanin to describe this impressionist painter as "one of the most brilliant colorists in the history of American art."

Originally published: Thursday, July 09, 2009; most-recently modified: Monday, May 13, 2019