Karen Chernick

A celebrated painter in her own time, Thérèse Schwartze later fell into obscurity. Now she is being rediscovered.
Traveling writer Maxime du Camp changed photographic history when he grew tired of sketching the sights.
In the 1960s, a different Robert De Niro was making a name for himself in the New York art scene.
Taking the famed movement home with them from France, these Canadian artists created an Impressionism all their own.
Some of art history's greats have used everything from kitchen cloths to board games when they couldn’t get canvas or were short on funds.
When Italian university student Piergiorgio Castellani booked his winter-break holiday in New York in 1988, he expected to see major artworks in museums–not major living artists walking nonchalantly…

Photographer Martha Cooper was taking snapshots in the Bronx for the New York Post one day in the early 1980s, when she…

Using mundane materials brought layered meanings to canvasses, but will they stand the test of time?