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 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, PBS, galleries, and an auction house as well as having published numerous articles on 19th and 20th Century American painting, in particular the emergence of the Hudson River School. His 2000 magazine article on the Hudson River School formed the basis for the 2002 PBS film (also broadcast on BBC) America's First River, Bill Moyers on the Hudson where Alex was featured in part one, Stories from the Hudson.

In 2012 he curated an exhibition at Boscobel in Garrison, NY across from West Point, which paired twenty famous Hudson River School paintings to images of the Modern Day. That exhibition later travelled in February 2013 to the Sam Rayburn Gallery, United States Capitol, Washington, DC.

In October 2013 Alex published his book, GPS Guide to the Hudson River School and Where They Painted.

Freedom of the press and humanity are the foundation of The Epoch Times; our beginnings hailed from a great need to provide uncensored news to a people immersed in propaganda and censorship in China. 

Having witnessed events like Tiananmen Square and the persecution of the spiritual group Falun Gong, and at a great risk to themselves and their loved ones, a group of Chinese-Americans started publishing The Epoch Times in the Chinese language in the U.S. 

Some reporters in China were jailed, and some suffered severe torture. Integrity and truthfulness in reporting, together with the stories that really matter, are cornerstones to The Epoch Times.

The first English edition launched online in 2003 followed by the first print edition in 2004. Our beginnings have instilled in The Epoch Times staff an unwavering commitment to objective reporting and socially responsible business practices, as well as respect for human rights and freedom.

The Epoch Times is an independent voice in print and on the web. We report news responsibly and truthfully so that readers can improve their own lives and increase their understanding and respect for their neighbors next door and around the globe.

In our approach and in our content, we uphold universal human values, rights, and freedoms. We are a business that puts our readers’ interests first, in all that we do.

Sharon Kilarski is the Arts editor for New York edition of Epoch Times, an independent voice in print and on the web. Founded as a Chinese language publication with the mission of giving voice to the oppressed, Epoch Times now has a presence in 21 languages and 35 countries.

Working for the English edition, Sharon writes theater reviews, opinion pieces on the arts, as well as interviews those in the art and related fields who can speak to the importance of the classics today.

Elliot Lee founded his antique business in 1994. Having bought his first Antique piece at the tender age of eleven, it has since then been his passion for Antiques, Fine Art, and aesthetically beautiful Design that encouraged him to establish ART ANTIQUES DESIGN Ltd. in 2011.

AAD serves as a virtual meeting place and a connector for art, antiques and design professionals. It is a bridge for integration, learning and dialogue between these three markets.

In 2013, Elliot proposed the creation of an industry wide code of ethics to serve both dealers and collectors. A 'Straight Deal Charter’ of ethical business practice would lead to creating and maintaining a level of trust in the market sectors of Art, Antiques and Luxury Goods.

It is Elliot's ambition, through the network of AAD and backed by a Charter of Ethics, to instil as much confidence as possible in dealers, art consultants, artists and high profile brands who work with collectors and consumers.


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Director General of the Forum d'Avignon, space for international dialogue between the actors of culture, economy and media (in 2010).


Former head of the office of economic evaluations and information society within the Media Development Directorate (DDM), Laure Kaltenbach previously spent 13 years in the private, then Accenture Financial Officer of TF1.



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Laura Stewart has been a professional in the art world for 30+ years. Her career has included work as a journalist, editor, public relations professional and non-profit management consultant. She began her career in Sotheby's press office in New York; was an arts columnist at The Daily Telegraph in London and served as Global Director of Public Relations at Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg.


In 2010, Stewart founded Anderson Stewart Fine Art - an art & culture project management firm. ASFA clients included TBA21, the contemporary art foundation created by Francesca von Habsburg in Vienna; Gurr Johns Art Advisory, London/NY; and H.E. Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa, leading contemporary artist, Kingdom of Bahrain. Stewart’s work for Al Khalifa led her to the position of Art Consultant at Al Noor Company W.L.L. in Bahrain.


She has traveled extensively in the Middle East to art fairs, galleries and museum exhibitions and written widely on art and culture in the MENASA region - both historic and contemporary. Stewart graduated from William Smith College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and served on the Board of the British Art Market Federation.


As an artist, Gallery Management Instructor, Gallery Director, Independent Curator, and Special Exhibitions Coordinator for City art museums, college art galleries, and commercial galleries in California & Utah, and for private collections, Klepper has been involved in producing over 200 professional art events, shows and exhibitions. 

An MFA graduate from California State University, Long Beach, Larry retired from El Camino College, although he continues to work as an Assistant Professor in architectural history for the College of Extended and International Education at California State University, Dominquez Hills. His award winning paintings are in museum and numerous private collections nationwide.

Recipient of the 2015 Faculty Award for Research, 2012-2014 from California State University, Dominquez Hills, he is an Artist and award-winning graduate research professor.

To visit Lawrence Klepper's Gallery Page, click here


Christine Lin is the Arts & Culture editor for New York edition of Epoch Times, an independent voice in print and on the web. Founded as a Chinese language publication with the mission of giving voice to the oppressed, Epoch Times now has a presence in 21 languages and 35 countries. Christine writes for the English edition and covers the fine and decorative arts in New York City.





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The MET’s Chinese Fashion Exhibit Neglects 94 Percent of Chinese Fashion


Met's Etchings Celebrate The Drive Of The Self-Taught New York's Gilded Age Socialites


Danish Paintings Shine Through Despite Tumultous Times


Remembering a Formidable Artist


War And Photography Intersect In A Powerful Exhibit


The Tribal Art Market: Lessons From Africa


Winners Announced for 2014 NTD Television International Figure Painting Competition

Michael Parsons writes a Fine Art and Antiques column in the Saturday paper with analysis and comment about the national and international art market.

He is a regular contributor to other sections of The Irish Times including News, Property, and the Magazine and, is an occasional diarist. He has written extensively about property (especially country houses), history, the art market and travel.

He emigrated in the 1980s and lived abroad for over twenty years - in Belgium, Switzerland and London - before returning to Ireland in 2005.

GEORGE KOZMON, an internationally collected artist, is best known for his monumental architectural paintings, which have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad.


He is the recipient of numerous awards including The National Endowment For The Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and four Ohio Arts Council Grants. His resume reflects over 30 solo exhibitions in commercial, academic and institutional venues, and over 100 two-person, invitational, or group shows.


Mr. Kozmons work is represented in prestigious public and private collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, (Cleveland, OH), the Akron Art Museum (Akron OH), Hyatt Regency (Cologne, Germany), IBM (Armonk, NY), the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH), Astor Residence Hotel (London, England), and the Progressive Collection, (Cleveland OH).


Commissioned projects include Halliburton Corporate Hq. (Houston, TX), Key Corp. (Cleveland OH), Turner Construction Co. (Columbus, OH), Ungerer GmbH (Pforzheim, Germany). The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH), Marriott Corp. (Arlington MD), and 12 large-scale works for the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, installed in 2013. (Abu Dhabi, UAE).


His most recent project was Cloudscape, an ambitious 8ft. x 80ft. canvas, painted on-site for IngenuityFest 2013, the premier art and technology event in Ohio, with attendance over 45,000.


As well as being a full-time artist, Mr. Kozmon is the Director of the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Hts. OH. owned, operated and directed his own gallery (Thrive an artspace), teaches, lectures, curates exhibitions for various institutions, serves on several non-profit boards, and is an active contributor to the culture of greater Cleveland.


For images and more information, please visit: WWW.GEORGEKOZMON.COM


The pre-eminent finder of all things lost.

Dr Susan Grundy, D Litt et Phil, University of South Africa


Susan Grundy is an independent Art Investigation Consultant, patron and collector of fine art, specializing in Seventeenth Century Old Masters. Her Doctoral (2009) and Masters (2005) research concentrated on Art and Optics, in the new field of quantitative, scientific and technical Art History.


Mary Helen McCoy is a woman with a mission – that is, to deliver to her clients the ultimate in period furniture and decorative arts. Her firm is considered one of the nation’s premier sources for fine and unusual, period, 17th-19th century, French furniture and decorative arts with an emphasis on the finest period, 18th century French furniture. The firm is located in Memphis, Tennessee and she sells privately by appointment only.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., McCoy grew up in an environment rich in culture and the decorative arts. Her mother and grandmother exposed her to European and southern traditions at an early age which nurtured her love of beautiful things.

McCoy began her antiques career in 1987 with Wardemond Galleries in Birmingham as the manager and buyer. She traveled extensively searching for antique furniture and decorative arts in England and at auctions in New York City. In early 1990, she went to France to buy for the first time. The trip was seminal. She fell in love with French antiques and embarked on a path that was to culminate in her becoming one of the foremost dealers in French antiques.

From my earliest memory, I was interested in the cosmos. I remember staring up at the sky on a starry night, as a child, and thinking: Where do we come from? What are we doing here? One Christmas my Dad gave me a telescope, and I’ll never forget the excitement I felt, being able to view the moon so closely.


I started my career in photography working at Samys Camera rental department in Hollywood. There, I learned how to use cameras and lighting equipment, cleaning and checking all of the gear, as it came back from being rented. Eventually I ended up photo assisting for some of the biggest commercial photographers of our time. Guys like Terry Richardson, as well as many others. Terry was instrumental in starting me on my career as a commercial, editorial, and fine art photographer. He taught me the importance of having my own voice in photography.


Primarily a portrait photographer, last year I started playing around with this little phone app called Instagram. The criteria for me at the time, was to use this app purely for fun, in the hopes that it would provide a nice break in my free time between shooting commercial jobs and magazine editorials.


I attempted my first night landscape photo about 3 years ago at my friend’s house in Joshua Tree California, shooting towards some mountains in the distance, with the starry sky above. Little did I know at the time that my camera just so happened to be pointing at the Milky Way galaxy. Later, after much practice on sleepless nights in the California wilderness, fumbling around in the dark with cameras, perfecting the look of my nightscape photos, I went back through those first images and noticed the Milky Way. I was blown away!