Benjamin West http://wrti.org en Painter Benjamin West: A Colonial-Age Art Superstar http://wrti.org/post/painter-benjamin-west-colonial-age-art-superstar <p></p><p>Born in 1738 in a village just outside Philadelphia, <strong>Benjamin West </strong>was one of the first Americans to achieve superstar status on the international art scene.&nbsp; However, as WRTI’s Jim Cotter Reports, West’s success came not at home, but abroad.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:36:15 +0000 Jim Cotter 7429 at http://wrti.org Painter Benjamin West: A Colonial-Age Art Superstar Benjamin West--Lyric Fest--Benjamin Rush's Birthplace--The Philadelphia Antiques Show http://wrti.org/post/benjamin-west-lyric-fest-benjamin-rushs-birthplace-philadelphia-antiques-show <p>Jim Cotter visits the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill to explore the work of Benjamin West a colonial-era superstar artist.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers Lyric Fest and its upcoming recital of songs written by composers with Philadelphia connections.</p> <p>Historian Thomas Keels delves into the 1960s destruction of the birthplace of Benjamin Rush; Philadelphia's forgotten founding father.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes us to the 47th Annual Philadelphia Antiques Show.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:30:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Thomas Keels & Jason Peifer 1958 at http://wrti.org Benjamin West--Lyric Fest--Benjamin Rush's Birthplace--The Philadelphia Antiques Show