Andrew Lokay

Andrew is an art lover and frequent visitor to DC art museums. He studied international relations and French at Stanford University, where he also took coursework in art history. He’s passionate about helping people see art with new perspectives.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Rococo Art
Andrew Lokay

Fragonard, Painter of Romance and Love

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a look at one of the greatest painters of romantic love: Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Born in the southern French city of Grasse in 1732, Fragonard studied under renowned artists Jean-Baptiste-Siméon

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Suzanne Valadon self portrait
French Impressionism
Andrew Lokay

Suzanne Valadon

The life of French artist Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) sounds like something from a movie script. Born to a single mother living in poverty, Valadon grew up in Paris and began working in her teens as

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Turkey by Harry Cimino courtesy SAAM
American Art
Andrew Lokay

Our Top Thanksgiving Art

Celebrate Thanksgiving with art! We’ve gathered five works of art relating to the holiday. Some are more well known, while others might be new. Take some time this Turkey Day to see how different artists

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Halloween
Andrew Lokay

Halloween at the National Gallery of Art

Come celebrate Halloween with a look at some of the spookiest paintings in the collection of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). For generations, the macabre has inspired artists across cultures, from the 17th-century Netherlands

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Van Gogh, Willows at Sunset, 1888
French Impressionism
Andrew Lokay

Vincent van Gogh and Fall

Though he is better known for his sunflowers, Starry Night, and self-portraits, Dutch Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh also made several landscapes inspired by the fall season. Some date from his early career before he

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Fall Art
Andrew Lokay

Our Top Fall Themed Art

With temperatures cooling and another school year beginning, it’s clear that fall is on its way again. Follow along as we explore how this season has inspired artists from different times and places. We will

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Beach
Andrew Lokay

Escape to the Beach with Art

What’s more fun in the summer than going to the beach? Join us as we explore different artists’ visions of the beach, including Claude Monet, Winslow Homer, Georges Seurat, and more. Eugène Boudin, Beach at

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