Cassius Marcellus Coolidge: A Study of Eccentric Artistry

Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, a name unfamiliar to the casual art observer, holds a unique place in American art history. Born in 1844, Coolidge was a self-taught artist, entrepreneur, and inventor who left a lasting legacy in one of American culture’s most recognizable series of paintings: “Dogs Playing Poker picture“. While this series has cemented his fame, Coolidge’s…
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