For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design

For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design

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Author(s): Jeremiah William McCarthy, Diana Thompson, Susan Rather, Elizabeth Spear, Kenneth Haltman, Akela Reason, Jennifer Greenhill, Kimia Shahi, Jonathan F. Walz, Alexander Nemerov, Jeremiah William McCarthy and Diana Thompson

This stunning book provides an unprecedented glimpse into the past two centuries of American art, tracing artistic tradition and innovation at the National Academy of Design from its nineteenth-century founding to the present. The nation's oldest artist honorary society has maintained a unique collecting principle: each member gives a self-portrait (or, until 1994, a portrait by a contemporary Academician) as well as an example of their work. By presenting artists' portraits in tandem with their self-selected representative works, this book offers a unique opportunity to explore how American artists have viewed both themselves and the worlds they depicted. The diverse selection of artists whose work is showcased here includes Frederic Edwin Church, Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, Isabel Bishop, Andrew Wyeth, Charles White, Wayne Thiebaud, Louisa Matthíasdóttir, David Diao, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Peter Saul.

Collection: AB-The arts: general issues,

ISBN: 9780300244281

Hardback

304 pages


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