Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Your grandfathers paintings are a American as apple pie. His nostalgic patina of nineteet-century rural imagery is classic. I especially Christina’s World, the abstract qualities of light, time,form and space places his work at the pinnacle of American fine art. Thanks for sharing. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Connecticut Collects: An Exhibition of Privately Owned Works of Art in Connecticut. 4 October – 3 November 1957. Catalogue with text by Charles C. Cunningham. Annual Exhibition 1963 – Contemporary American Painting. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1963. Seitz, William C. The Responsive Eye. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1965. 70 Years of Abstract Painting—Excerpts, Jason McCoy … Read the rest