"American Gothic" made this small-town Iowa house a destination

Feb 2, 2023
The painting's "third character" has deep meaning in Eldon, along with economic importance, says the vistor center's administrator.
The house that inspired "American Gothic" is "more than just that little house,” says Cari Nicely, administrator of the namesake visitors center in Eldon, Iowa.
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This Connecticut contractor says rising demand has left him “overwhelmed”

Aug 25, 2022
Bruce Ridenour has been a contractor for 40 years and said local contractors in Danbury, Connecticut don't have bandwidth to handle all the new demand.
“As the work comes more and more, faster and faster, it just comes more and more to those of us who are left,” Bruce Ridenour said.
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She turned a calming hobby into a business during quarantine

Aug 18, 2020
Tally Dilbert wanted to get her mind off the difficulty of being home all day. That’s when she rediscovered painting.
Paintings by Tally Dilbert.
Courtesy Tally Dilbert

More than a spoon

May 10, 2016
A painter takes comfort in his tools.
Abstract painter Jeffrey Keith says he's been using the spoon pictured above in his studio for the last 25 years.
Courtesy of Jeffrey Keith

Sherwin-Williams wants germ-killing walls in hospitals

Nov 3, 2015
The company says its new paint kills 99.9 percent of infection-causing bacteria.

The painting that was suddenly worth millions

Jun 12, 2014
A self-portrait by Rembrandt once labeled fake has now been deemed the real deal.

Why lead-paint makers escape fines that cost Big Tobacco billions

Sep 23, 2013
A California court case is the latest attempt to hold paint companies liable for health hazards from lead paint, banned since 1978.

For public good, not for profit.

The art in Walmart: A painter turns his canvas on store aisles

Jul 16, 2013
Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.

The pop culture bump of 'The Scream'

May 2, 2012
The Edward Munch painting goes on sale today, and is expected to fetch upwards of $80 million. The century-old painting has found continued relevance in pop culture.