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Foster, Kathleen A.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 7,199 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Pictorial works  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Art  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: N6537.E3, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kathleen A Foster
Thomas Eakins by Darrel Sewell( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 copies of Thomas Eakins best and most popular works
Andrew Wyeth : memory & magic by Anne Classen Knutson( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of over one hundred fifty paintings, watercolors, and drawings by twentieth century American artist Andrew Wyeth along with an examination of his life and career
A drawing manual by Thomas Eakins( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Eakins wrote and illustrated this drawing manual for students, based on his famous lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After his forced resignation in 1886, Eakins abandoned plans to publish the manual. The manuscript and illustrations remained in his studio, where they were recovered after the death of the artist's widow in 1988. Published here for the first time, the drawing manual offers readers a unique opportunity to meet Eakins in his own words."--Jacket
Thomas Eakins rediscovered : Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student of Eakins', Bregler collected this "treasury of studio material--including oil sketches, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and manuscripts" which appears here as "both a catalogue of the Bregler collection and a reassessment of Eakins' career."--Jacket
Thomas Hart Benton and the Indiana murals by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American art in the Princeton University Art Museum by Princeton University( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remarkable collection of American drawings and watercolors from one of the leading university museums in the United States The Princeton University Art Museum's collection of American drawings and watercolors is impressive in both scope and quality, providing a comprehensive overview of the nation's artistic traditions. This lavishly illustrated book highlights seventy-seven master drawings and watercolors chosen from the museum's extensive collection. The selections, which range from the eighteenth century to the present, are by such eminent American artists as Benjamin West, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O'Keeffe, Lee Bontecou, and Tom Wesselmann. A group of outstanding works by Hudson River School and Ash Can artists also distinguishes the collection. Each of the selected drawings and watercolors is reproduced in full color and is accompanied by an in-depth catalogue entry. The book also features an introduction by John Wilmerding describing Princeton's history of collecting American art, as well as an essay by Kathleen A. Foster on the historiography of American drawings and watercolors. A useful checklist of the Museum's entire collection of over 1,300 American drawings and watercolors, selectively illustrated in color, concludes the book. This beautiful and informative volume clearly demonstrates that the holdings of the Princeton University Art Museum represent an extraordinary resource for students, scholars, and those with a love of American art and art history. This book accompanies an exhibition on view at the Princeton University Art Museum (October 16, 2004, to January 9, 2005) the Musee d'Art Americain, Giverny, France (Spring 2005) and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (Spring 2006)
Shipwreck! : Winslow Homer and The Life Line by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, firmly established Winslow Homer (1836-1910) as one of the leading American painters of his day, and one of the foremost maritime artists of all time. Combining a close analysis of Homer's masterpiece with an engaging look at the history of images of disaster and rescue in art and popular culture, Shipwreck! explores the making and meaning of an iconic American work of art. Kathleen A. Foster locates The Life Line within the tradition of shipwreck paintings from the seventeenth century onward, as well as in relation to Homer's earlier and later work, which also featured themes of disaster, suspense, and salvation. This intriguing book presents new research that tracks Homer's delicate management of the figures' erotic embrace, and traces how the artist was influenced by popular contemporary images of drowning, rescue, and mourning as well as the development of new lifesaving technologies."--page [3] of cover
Captain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818 by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing about Eakins : the manuscripts in Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Chambers : American marine and landscape painter, 1808-1869 by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Labeled as a traveling American folk artist when he was rediscovered in the mid-20th century, the mysterious Thomas Chambers here receives a fresh and creative reassessment. Although his distinctive sea and landscapes appear in many American collections, little is known about this English-born painter, who arrived in New Orleans in 1832 and disappeared from record in the mid-1860s, leaving many paintings that later resurfaced in rural New York and Massachusetts. In this richly illustrated work, Kathleen A. Foster shows, however, that far from being simply an itinerant painter of folk art, Chambers actually enjoyed a professional, even entrepreneurial, relationship to the art world." "Foster performs close studies of Chambers's known works, his stylistic relationship to his brother (English marine painter George Chambers), and a newly discovered American auction record of 1845. Chambers, she argues, provided a popular landscape art for a middle class of mixed cosmopolitan and folk tastes. Bringing "fancy" painting to this new constituency, Chambers worked outside academic circles, drawing astutely from popular culture. In the 20th century, his rediscovery as "America's first modern" paid tribute to his independent spirit and decorative panache."--Jacket
An Eakins masterpiece restored : seeing The Gross Clinic anew by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is acknowledged as one of the preeminent American painters of the 19th century. As a young artist in 1875 he prepared a monumental painting for the Philadelphia Centennial of Dr. Samuel D. Gross of Jefferson Medical College. Rejected by the selection committee for being too gruesome, The Gross Clinic is hailed today as the artist's masterpiece. Purchased by the medical college, the work was a fixture there until 2006, when its threatened sale prompted thousands to donate funds to keep it in Philadelphia through a joint acquisition by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Kathleen A. Foster and Mark S. Tucker update the story of The Gross Clinic to the present day. They draw on discoveries made during the 2009-10 project to look more deeply into the history, aesthetics, and technique of the painting. Through their discussion, complemented by interpretations from the perspectives of cultural and medical history by Steven Conn and Mark S. Schreiner, M.D., respectively, this celebrated painting can now be understood anew."--Publisher's website
Alfred Jacob Miller : romancing the West in the Bank of America collection by Alfred Jacob Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American watercolor in the age of Homer and Sargent by Kathleen A Foster( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of the transformation of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925 The formation of the American Watercolor Society in 1866 by a small, dedicated group of painters transformed the perception of what had long been considered a marginal medium. Artists of all ages, styles, and backgrounds took up watercolor in the 1870s, inspiring younger generations of impressionists and modernists. By the 1920s many would claim it as "the American medium." This engaging and comprehensive book tells the definitive story of the metamorphosis of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925, identifying the artist constituencies and social forces that drove the new popularity of the medium. The major artists of the movement - Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, Charles Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and many others - are represented with lavish color illustrations. The result is a fresh and beautiful look at watercolor's central place in American art and culture
American watercolors at the Pennsylvania Academy of the fine arts by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Garber, 1880-1958 : exhibition, June 27-August 24, 1980, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by Daniel Garber( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American picture-gallery : recent gifts from Morton C. Bradley, Jr. : exhibition by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makers of the American watercolor movement 1860-1890 by Kathleen A Foster( )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indiana murals of Thomas Hart Benton : visions of the past, lessons for the present and treasures for the future( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the murals (depicting the history of the state of Indiana from the early Native Americans until the 1930s) from their creation for the World's Fair of 1933 to a major restoration in the 1990s
Thomas Eakins rediscovered : Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by Kathleen A Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfinished business of building a democratic middle school by Kathleen A Foster( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thomas Eakins
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Andrew Wyeth : memory & magicA drawing manualThomas Eakins rediscovered : Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsThomas Hart Benton and the Indiana muralsAmerican art in the Princeton University Art MuseumCaptain Watson's travels in America : the sketchbooks and diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772-1818Thomas Chambers : American marine and landscape painter, 1808-1869Alfred Jacob Miller : romancing the West in the Bank of America collection