Robert Alfsen

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American expatriate painter Romaine Brooks poses next to a self-portrait wherein she is attired in hyper-masculine clothing. She and her lover, writer Natalie Barney, were at the center of a lesbian artists circle that thrived in Paris and London between the World Wars.

Romaine Brooks with her work, ca. National Collection of Fine Arts research material on Romaine Brooks, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth painting en plein air in a field on his Cushing, Maine farm overlooking the ocean. Wyeth’s faithful yellow lab companion usually accompanied him on such outings.

Andrew Wyeth - 'Braids'(Helga Testorf) 1979 dry-brush watercolor by Plum leaves, via Flickr

Braids, 1979 by Andrew Wyeth - dry-brush watercolor (of Helga Testorf). The big surprise secret of Wyeth's career were the Helga series, 247 paintings of his Prussian-born neighbor, painted from without the knowledge of Wyeth's wife or Helga's husband.