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Baigell, Matthew

Works: 114 works in 362 publications in 1 language and 16,660 library holdings
Genres: Art  Dictionaries  Biography  History  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Caricatures and cartoons  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: N6505, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Matthew Baigell
The American scene : American painting of the 1930's by Matthew Baigell( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hart Benton by Thomas Hart Benton( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavish, heavily illustrated volume on this American genre painter and muralist
Social concern and left politics in Jewish American art 1880-1940 by Matthew Baigell( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Jewish artists, a large number turned toward radical socialist politics. These artists, even the most secularized among them, were deeply influenced by the Jewish traditions, teachings, and culture in which they were raised. The communal thrust of Judaism that calls upon Jews to bear the responsibility for the moral, spiritual, and material welfare of their community informed the creative output of these artists. Baigell explores the meaningful yet little-examined connections between religious heritage, social concerns, and political radicalism in the Jewish American art world from the time of the Great Migration from Eastern Europe in the 1880s to the beginning of World War II. Focusing on political cartoons published in left-wing Yiddish- and English-language newspapers and magazines, Baigell shows how artists commented on current events using biblical and other Jewish references within a medium of expression that had the widest possible audience. Set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, the Depression, and the rise of fascism during the 1930s, the book examines the work of such well-known artists as William Gropper and Mark Rothko, and brings to light the work of lesser-known artists such as Leon Israel and Louis Ribak. Artists' personal correspondence, newspaper articles, and the writings of art critics all reveal the intimate connections between Jewish memories, religious customs, and radical socialist
A concise history of American painting and sculpture by Matthew Baigell( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This clear, thorough, and reliable survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present day covers the major artists and their works, outlines the social and cultural backgrounds of each period, and includes 409 illustrations integrated with the text. The book begins with a discussion of seventeenth-century art along the eastern seaboard and ends with sections on current realistic process and technological art. The eight chapters are arranged chronologically and each generally follows the same organizational sequence. From time to time the author suggests continuities of themes, ideas, and images; and contrasts or comparisons are made between artists of the same or different centuries to show continuities or discontinuities. Some determining factors in American art are considered, but Baigell views the rich and diverse achievements of American art as the result of the efforts and talents of a pluralistic society rather than as fitting into a particular mold. This edition includes corrections and revisions to the text, an updated bibliography, and thirteen new illustrations."--Back cover
A history of American painting by Matthew Baigell( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of American art by Matthew Baigell( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cole by Matthew Baigell( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Burchfield by Matthew Baigell( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Bierstadt by Matthew Baigell( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the work of Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902). This book includes 32 color plates depicting the artist's paintings of landscapes in Europe and the American West
The implacable urge to defame : cartoon Jews in the American press, 1877-1935 by Matthew Baigell( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Artist and identity in twentieth-century America by Matthew Baigell( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artist and Identity in Twentieth-Century America brings together a selection of essays by one of the leading scholars of American art. In this book, Matthew Baigell examines the work of a variety of artists, including Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, Ben Shahn, and Frank Stella, relating their art works closely to the social and cultural contexts in which they were created. Identifying important and recurring themes in this body of art, such as the persistence of Emersonian values, the search for national and regional identity, aspects of alienation, and the loss of individuality, the author also explores the personal and religious identities of artists as revealed in their works. Collectively, Baigell's essays demonstrate the importance of America as the defining element in American art."--Jacket
Thomas Hart Benton by Thomas Hart Benton( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish-American artists and the Holocaust by Matthew Baigell( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish themes in American art were not very visible until the last two decades, although many famous twentieth-century artists and critics were and are Jewish. Few artists responded openly to the Holocaust until the 1960s, when it finally began to act as a galvanizing force, allowing Jewish-American artists to express their Jewish identity in their work. Baigell describes how artists initially deflected their responses by using abstract forms or by invoking biblical and traditional figures and then in more recent decades confronted directly Holocaust imagery and memory. He traces the development of artistic work from the late 1930s to the present in a moving study of a long overlooked topic in the history of American art
The western art of Frederic Remington by Matthew Baigell( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet dissident artists : interviews after Perestroika( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If life was hard for all under the Soviet regime, how much more difficult was it to be a dissident artist? For those who did not belong to the dominant school of Socialist Realism, it could be a life of great risk. Often forced to scavenge for materials to use in paintings and sculptures, these artists led both a sometimes dangerous, illicit underground life, as well as an acceptable public life. In Soviet Dissident Artists, Renee Baigell and Matthew Baigell interview nearly fifty former dissident artists to better understand their struggles under Soviet rule and their desires to maintain their sense of inner freedom
Complex identities : Jewish consciousness and modern art( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributions reflect a broad range of contemporary art criticism drawn from the history of art, culture, and literature. By analyzing how Jewish experiences have depicted and shaped art, the collection begins to answer how art, in its turn, depicts and shapes Jewish experience."--Jacket
Artists against war and fascism : papers of the First American Artists' Congress by American Artists' Congress( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hundred years of American painting : the Montclair Art Museum collection by Montclair Art Museum( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish artists in New York : the Holocaust years by Matthew Baigell( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because there were only a few authentic instances of visual documentation of events until the war's later stages, artists both used traditional imagery and invented new kinds of imagery to record their responses to the catastrophe taking place. Unfortunately, New York City's Jewish intelligentsia seemed to offer little support, and art critics such as Clement Greenberg largely avoided the issue. Jewish artists were left to cope with the events of the war in isolation, without a collective visual memory to deal with the traumas presented by news reporters." "Artists featured include Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Barnett Newman, Abraham Rattner, Mark Rothko, and Max Weber."--Jacket
American artists, Jewish images by Matthew Baigell( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first extended work tracing the Jewish influences of fifteen major American artists, Matthew Baigell's American Artists, Jewish Images is a landmark chronicling the enormous contribution of Jewish artists to twentieth-century American art. Born over a fifty-year period, the artists in this volume represent several generations. Examining the work of such influential artists as Mark Rothko, Max Weber, and Ruth Weisberg, Baigell directly confronts their Jewish identity - as a religious, cultural, and psychological component of their lives - and explores the way in which this influence is reflected in their art." "Drawing upon their common heritage, Baigell reveals the different ways these artists responded to the Great Immigration, the Depression, the Holocaust, the founding of the state of Israel, and the rise of feminism. Each artist's varied Jewish experiences have contributed to the creation of a visual language and subject matter that reflect both Jewish assimilation and Jewish continuity in ways that inform modern Jewish history and changes in present-day America."--BOOK JACKET
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Thomas Cole
Thomas ColeArtist and identity in twentieth-century AmericaJewish-American artists and the HolocaustSoviet dissident artists : interviews after PerestroikaComplex identities : Jewish consciousness and modern artJewish artists in New York : the Holocaust yearsAmerican artists, Jewish images
Alternative Names
Baigell, Matthew E. 1933-

Baigell, Matthew Eli.

ベイゲル, マシュウ

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