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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Works: 1,437 works in 2,342 publications in 2 languages and 37,307 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Biography  History  Charters and articles of incorporation 
Roles: Other, Editor, Organizer of meeting, his, Publisher, Correspondent
Classifications: ND1351.5, 759.13
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American sublime : landscape painting in the United States, 1820-1880 by Andrew Wilton( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painters who came to be known as the Hudson River School -Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Frederic Edwin Church, Jasper Cropsey, Sanford Robinson Gifford, and others - found inspiration in our young country's natural wonders and were the first to paint many of its still-wild vistas. As America was settled and the wilderness receded, their successors - most notably Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran - carried their quest for the sublime to the Far West, communicating its breathtaking grandeur in brilliant views of Rocky Mountain peaks, roaring waterfalls, and vast canyons. Within a single generation these artists established the dramatic approach to American landscape painting that is celebrated in this stirringly beautiful book. The freshness of their vision, the intensity of their invention, and the energy of their execution were all born of the urgency these artists sensed in the life of America itself. Published to accompany a major transatlantic exhibition, American Sublime rejoices in America the Beautiful as seen in some of the country's most glorious landscape paintings. It contains a fully illustrated catalogue of all the paintings in the exhibition, with more than one hundred color plates, including three gatefolds. Biographies of the artists are included, and thoughtful and elegantly written essays cast new light on their ambitions and achievements. The lucid text places American landscape painting in the context of the international art world and of the European landscape tradition. And it explores ideas of national identity and empire in America, looking in particular at how these landscapes, whether real or imagined, reflect Americans' hopes and fears for their country. As a tribute to some of our most important American artists and the land that inspired them, this stunningly illustrated book will have a deep and wide appeal
Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966 by Sylvia Yount( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maxfield Parrish has long been considered one of the most popular American artists of the twentieth century. Brilliant blue skies, pastoral landscapes, and captivating figures are his art's signature characteristics. Yet the universal interest in Parrish's art has, in the past, hindered his work from receiving scholarly attention. Maxfield Parrish 1870-1966 offers a critical look at his life and career." "As an artist who produced images intended for a mass audience, Parrish's widespread appeal has been the most defining aspect of his reputation. His breadth was enormous; covers for magazines such as Harper's Bazar, Scribners, Century, and Life; book jackets; theater sets; paintings; photographs; murals in fine hotels like New York's St. Regis; and graphic work ranging from posters to calendars." "This extensive look at the life and career of Maxfield Parrish is realized in the insightful texts of Sylvia Yount and Mark F. Bockrath. Including a wealth of never-before-published full-color illustrations, and a discussion of the physical construction of Parrish's paintings and his unique techniques. Maxfield Parrish 1870-1966 will appeal to readers who enjoy the purely aesthetic nature of Parrish's art, as well as to those interested in the more critical assessment of his place in the history of American art."--Jacket
Contemporary American realism since 1960 by Frank Henry Goodyear( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American frontier life : early Western painting and prints( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Wyeth: temperas, watercolors, dry brush, drawings, 1938 into 1966; [exhibition] Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, October 5-November 27, 1966; Baltimore Museum of Art, December 11, 1966-January 27, 1967; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 6-April 12, 1967; the Art Institute of Chicago, April 21-June 4, 1967 by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts( Book )

27 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyeth painted in the studio from 1940 until 2008. Thousands of works of art are associated with this studio, including those inspired by the farms and open space of the Brandywine Valley, and the Brandywine River that runs through Chadds Ford and the surrounding countryside
Benjamin West and his American students by Dorinda Evans( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965 by Caroline A Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1950s a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area began to stage personal, dramatic defections from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, creating what would come to be known as Bay Area Figurative Art. In 1949 David Park destroyed many of his nonobjective canvases and began a new style of consciously naive figuration. Soon Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn joined Park and other painters such as Nathan Oliveira, Theophilus Brown, James Weeks, and Paul Wonner in the move away from abstraction and toward figurative subject matter. When artists such as Bruce McGaw, Manuel Neri, and Joan Brown emerged as a second generation of figurative artists, the momentum grew for a powerful new development in American painting. The achievement of Bay Area Figurative painters and sculptors has become directly relevant to current debates regarding abstraction and representation, as well as to discourses on modernism and postmodernism. Indeed, the historical phenomenon of the movement is an important case study in the evolution of modernism in America, serving as an early example of rupture in the formalist "mainstream." Bay Area Figurative Art 1950-1965 was written to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Based on extensive archival research and interviews, it is the first study of the movement as a whole and is the broadest and most accurate account of the careers and interactions of ten Bay Area artists who worked in this new style
Betye Saar : extending the frozen moment by Betye Saar( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of mixed-media collages by early twentieth-century African-American artist Betye Saar that blends spiritual, political, and cultural iconography to create complex works
Red Grooms, a retrospective, 1956-1984 : essays by Judith E. Stein, John Ashbery, and Janet K. Cutler by Red Grooms( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I tell my heart : the art of Horace Pippin by Judith E Stein( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Horace Pippin, a leading African American artist of the twentieth century
Raphaelle Peale still lifes by Nicolai Cikovsky( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalog of the first exhibition dedicated to the Still Lifes of Raphaelle Peale, Still Life was his greatest effort and most significant contribution to posterity. R. Peale was America's first professional still life painter and one of the finest artists of the new nation. The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
"A man of genius" : the art of Washington Allston (1779-1843) by William H Gerdts( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henry Twachtman : an American impressionist by Lisa N Peters( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Twachtman was one of the most modern American painters of his day. A founding member of the Ten American Painters and an important teacher at the Art Students League, Twachtman combined European and American influences to create his own highly individual artistic style. Throughout his career, Twachtman won the approval of his fellow artists by challenging artistic conventions and experimenting with innovative subject matter. This catalogue is the first in-depth assessment of Twachtman's career. In an essay based on fresh research, Lisa N. Peters provides the definitive account of Twachtman's life as an artist. With an eye for the critical reception of his work, Peters constructs a narrative of Twachtman's artistic development, from his student days in Munich to his early death in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Accompanying the traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art, this fully illustrated catalogue elegantly reveals the subtle delicacy of Twachtman's oeuvre."--Jacket
George Tooker by Robert Cozzolino( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Tooker first came to prominence for imaginative visions that expressed the uncertainity of the Cold War era. Over the past sixty years, using his own particular blend of figuration and abstraction, he has continued to create radiantly illuminated yet disquieting images. Imbued with moral, spiritual, and sensual power, they quietly demonstrate his passion for issues of social equality, and have garnered admiration from critics and peers alike for their acuity and virtuoso technique." "This book, the first representative overview of Tooker's work for thirty years, provides a much-deserved and comprehensive examination of the scope of his art. In essays comprising new research and offering fresh insights, it explores his passion for composition, his spirituality and his exploration of identity. Featuring superb reproductions of more than eighty of the artist's timeless images, the book also enables readers to see the unexpected ways in which Tooker's work echoes what has been considered avant garde in American art and to appreciate the depth of his resonant, prescient imagery. A major new study of one of America's most influential modern painters, George Tooker celebrates the lifetime achievement of an artist whose work subtly challenges conventinal prejudices and captures the essential mystery at the heart of the human experience."--Jacket
Paris 1889 : American artists at the Universal Exposition by Annette Blaugrund( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Rush, American sculptor( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Tworkov : paintings 1928-1982 by Richard Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katalog wystawy: Pensylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 30 styczeń - 5 kwiecień 1987
Henry Ossawa Tanner : modern spirit by Henry Ossawa Tanner( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful book, companion publication to the exhibition of the same name, presents a complex overview of the life and career of the pioneering African American artist Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937). Recognized as the patriarch of African American artists, Tanner forged a path to international success, powerfully influencing younger black artists who came after him. Following a preface by David Driskell, the essays in this book -- written by international scholars including Alan Braddock, Michael Leja, Jean-Claude Lesage, Richard Powell, Marc Simpson, Tyler Stovall, and Hélène Valance -- explore many facets of Tanner's life, including his upbringing in post-Civil War Philadelphia, his background as the son of a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal church, and his role as the first major academically trained African American artist. Additional essays discuss Tanner's expatriate life in France, his depictions of the Holy Land and North Africa, and the scientific and technical innovations reflected in his oeuvre. Edited and introduced by Anna O. Marley, this volume expands our understanding of Tanner's place in art history, showing that his status as a painter was deeply influenced by his race but not decided by it--Publisher
Cecilia Beaux : American figure painter by Cecilia Beaux( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the most comprehensive appraisal of Cecilia Beaux's talent in more than three decades. As such, it not only presents a range of the artist's strongest work but also offers a fresh understanding of her career by examining critical questions of gender, class, and the importance of place. The book accompanies a major exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta."--Jacket
Shared intelligence : American painting and the photograph by Barbara Buhler Lynes( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shared Intelligence, companion catalog to the exhibition of the same name, explores the stimulating and productive relationship between painting and photography in American art. The essays in this beautifully illustrated book describe how this dynamic developed, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the twenty-first--from Thomas Eakins to the Stieglitz circle and Georgia O'Keeffe to contemporary art. The book shows that while the initial proponents of photography were struggling to secure its place among the fine arts, photography's inherent expressiveness was leading painters t
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
American sublime : landscape painting in the United States, 1820-1880
Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965Betye Saar : extending the frozen momentRaphaelle Peale still lifesJohn Henry Twachtman : an American impressionistGeorge TookerCecilia Beaux : American figure painterShared intelligence : American painting and the photograph
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Academia de Belas-Artes da Pensilvânia

Academy of the Fine Arts

Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, Pa

Filadelfija (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis). Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts



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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Filadèlfia, Pensilvània, Estats Units d'Amèrica)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia

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