Farisa Khalid

About Farisa Khalid

Farisa Khalid holds a Masters in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where she wrote her thesis on Thomas Hart Benton’s work with Hollywood. Her primary area of interest is nineteenth and twentieth century American art and visual culture with a sub-specialty in South Asian art.

Grafton Tyler Brown, View of the Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
In order to capture the beauty of America’s national parks, Brown faced the prejudices of the lawless West.

“Leave it as it is”

Helen Frankenthaler, The Bay, 1963, acrylic on canvas, 6' 8-7/8" x 6' 9-7/8" (Detroit Institute of Arts)
She was a pioneer of the “soak-stain method” of diluting acrylic paint and pouring it into unprimed canvas.

Helen Frankenthaler, The Bay

Mary Cassatt, The Coiffure - detail
A Parisian exhibition of Japanese prints in 1880 captivated the artist whose own print recalls their composition.

Mary Cassatt, The Coiffure