Art is a huge part of my life. I want to major in Advertising and Graphic Design with a minor in Studio Art. I am taking a per-requisite art class this semester and have already learned a ton. I would love to further my knowledge of art through this research blog. I plan on choosing one painting per post and delving into the history and purpose of it. I want to know about the artist, why he/she painted it, and how it relates to the time period it was created in; thusly relating it to what we would have talked about in class. Hopefully this US art research blog will show the evolution in US art from 1865 until 2015. I do not know exact artists or artworks that I will highlight yet, but I am excited to research and analyze them when I do.