In the past 10 years, Webster Groves and Kirkwood have modernized and expanded their libraries. During the same time, Eden Theological Seminary and Webster University’s Luhr Library located on East Lockwood was being emptied, sold, repurposed and renamed the Luhr Building.

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If you send local artist Cathy Einspanier a photo of your house, she’ll create a personalized watercolor for you. Einspanier runs a shop on Etsy called Picket Fence Portraits that has been featured in HGTV Magazine and a slew of online publications, such as Good Housekeeping. With all this e…

Watching the bees visit our garden once again, I am reminded of a somewhat obscure blip in the history of illustration. Between 1625 and 1630, two Italian scientists printed the earliest records of microscopic observations in their publication, Apiarium. Federico Cesi wrote the text while ar…

Cbabi Bayoc has been working as an artist since the mid 1990s. Some highlights from these 25 years include when Prince chose his painting “Reine Keis Quintet” as the cover art for his 2001 album “The Rainbow Children;” and “365 Days with Dad,” when Bayoc painted a positive image of black fat…

Photographer Harry Callahan’s work can be found in most major museums. During his career, he was widely respected for his technical know-how, experimental attitude and masterful compositions. He spent more than 30 years teaching photography techniques to university students. Ultimately, thou…

Ken Wood didn’t set out to become a studio artist. He studied architecture at Rice University and worked as an architect for about five years before becoming disenchanted with the collaborative nature of architectural work — working in teams, coordinating with other trades, and being so depe…

Two years ago, Beyoncé posted a portrait of herself on Instagram to announce her pregnancy with twins. Within hours, the image had garnered over 7 million likes, and it’s since settled at well over the 11 million mark.

When Allen Kriegshauser sets up his easel to paint, he loses himself for awhile, emerging a few hours later with something to show for it.

For you church-going folks, the chances are good that Robert Frei had a hand in the windows and artwork of your sanctuary. If you served on a parish council, you might have met him.

Like so many refugees, it’s a wonder that Zlatko Ćosić and his family survived. In 1994, Ćosić fled Banja Luka, Yugoslavia, and eventually immigrated to St. Louis. His brother had left their hometown before the war in Bosnia and Croatia started; he also made his way to St. Louis. Their paren…

Roland Burrow hopes that his paintings can help people see themselves and each other. His most recent body of work, “The Renaissance Revolution,” is on display at McCaughen & Burr Fine Arts.

Siegfried Reinhardt is one of the few American artists with work in the Vatican Museum's permanent collection, and his pieces can be found across the globe. In St. Louis, he is best known for his 1979, 142-foot Aviation mural at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Though Reinhardt died …

Edmund Cartwright invented the power loom in 1780, and by 1880 there were over 250,000 steam-powered looms across Great Britain pumping out gloves, pants, jackets. The power loom transformed the British textile industry from a cottage industry into a fast paced global industry dependent on e…