Author Archives: Jim Spates

Jim Spates is professor of sociology, emeritus, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Over the last three decades, he has written extensively about Ruskin's life and work and, since 2013, has been the webmaster overseeing Why Ruskin, a website dedicated to showing why Ruskin is still relevant today.


Posted on Dec. 11, 2019 by Jim Spates
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During his lifetime, John Ruskin (1819–1900) was acknowledged as one of the 19th century's greatest geniuses ...

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May. 27, 2020 by Suzanne Oatey
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She was the eldest of three daughters from Henry E. Huntington's first marriage and shared her father's appreciation for art, books, and the beauty of California ...
May. 20, 2020 by Catherine Hess
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A beloved painting on the second floor of the Huntington Art Gallery has stolen hearts on a regular basis ...
May. 13, 2020 by Lisa Blackburn
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The Huntington's bimonthly newsletter has been in print for more than a half-century ...

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