American expatriate painter Romaine Brooks poses next to a self-portrait wherein she is attired in hyper-masculine clothing. She and her lover, writer Natalie Barney, were at the center of a lesbian artists circle that thrived in Paris and London between the World Wars.

American expatriate painter Romaine Brooks poses next to a self-portrait wherein she is attired in hyper-masculine clothing. She and her lover, writer Natalie Barney, were at the center of a lesbian artists circle that thrived in Paris and London between the World Wars.

John Quincy Adams Ward  Description: Ward in his studio with a model of a sculpture photographed by Pach Brothers, ca. 1887; and a cabinet photo of Ward photographed by Wilhelm, ca. 1900.

John Quincy Adams Ward Description: Ward in his studio with a model of a sculpture photographed by Pach Brothers, ca. 1887; and a cabinet photo of Ward photographed by Wilhelm, ca. 1900.

artistandstudio:    Adolph Weinman at work, ca. 1906  Weinman is best remembered as the designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the “Mercury” dime along with various medals for the Armed Services of the United States.

artistandstudio: Adolph Weinman at work, ca. 1906 Weinman is best remembered as the designer of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the “Mercury” dime along with various medals for the Armed Services of the United States.

Carl Holty (left) and Joan Miró (center), with others at a tea party in an artist’s studio, 1947. Photographer unknown. Carl Holty papers, circa 1860s-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Carl Holty (left) and Joan Miró (center), with others at a tea party in an artist’s studio, 1947. Photographer unknown. Carl Holty papers, circa 1860s-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Kendake was the title for queens and queen mothers of the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, also known as Nubia and Ethiopia.They were known as Nubian warrior queens, queen regents, and Ruling queen mothers. They controlled what is now Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt. Reliefs dated to about 170 B.C. reveal kendake Shanakdakheto, dressed in armor and wielding a spear in battle. She did not rule as queen regent or queen mother but as a fully independent ruler. Her husband was her consort.

Kendake was the title for queens and queen mothers of the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, also known as Nubia and Ethiopia.They were known as Nubian warrior queens, queen regents, and Ruling queen mothers. They controlled what is now Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt. Reliefs dated to about 170 B.C. reveal kendake Shanakdakheto, dressed in armor and wielding a spear in battle. She did not rule as queen regent or queen mother but as a fully independent ruler. Her husband was her consort.

Painters John Sloan, Will Shuster and Josef Bakos in Sloan’s studio in Sante Fe, N.M. 1939.   Ernest Knee, photographer.

Painters John Sloan, Will Shuster and Josef Bakos in Sloan’s studio in Sante Fe, N.M. 1939. Ernest Knee, photographer.

Citation: Reception in Bessie Potter Vonnoh's studio, 1910 / unidentified photographer. Frank Vincent DuMond papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Citation: Reception in Bessie Potter Vonnoh's studio, 1910 / unidentified photographer. Frank Vincent DuMond papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

I want to have a space dedicated solely to creating art. I suspect it will be at least as messy as Calder's!

I want to have a space dedicated solely to creating art. I suspect it will be at least as messy as Calder's!

The artist in his studio 1970s

The artist in his studio 1970s

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