American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915

I was lucky enough to see the American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915 exhibit at LACMA in Los Angeles almost 14 months ago. It's definitely one of my favorite exhibits, surpassed only by the Machu Picchu exhibit that was held at the Natural History Museum several years earlier.

Below are several paintings that caught my attention by the stories they told and by the beauty they exuded. I hope you enjoy them as well.

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John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)
Watson and the Shark, 1778

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 William Sidney Mount (American, 1807–1868)
Eel Spearing at Setauket, 1845

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Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910)
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), 1873–76  

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George Bellows (American, 1882–1925)
Club Night, 1907  

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John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)
Paul Revere, 1768  

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Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741–1827)
The Exhumation of the Mastodon, 1805–8 

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Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910)
The Gulf Stream, 1899   

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