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National Museum of American Art (U.S.)

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Works: 628 works in 1,034 publications in 3 languages and 50,830 library holdings
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American art by Elizabeth Broun( )

in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winslow Homer by Nicolai Cikovsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extended essay that examines the life, work, and sensibilities of nineteenth-century American painter Winslow Homer, with over one hundred color and black-and-white illustrations
Celebrate America : in poetry and art( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of American poetry celebrates over 200 years of American life and history as illustrated by fine art from the collection of the National Museum of American Art
Edward Hopper by Robert Carleton Hobbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of American artist Edward Hopper showing his life and times as well as discussing his paintings in detail
Gilbert Stuart by Richard B. K McLanathan( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of the father of American portraiture
Li'l Sis and Uncle Willie : a story based on the life and paintings of William H. Johnson by Gwen Everett( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life of African-American artist William H. Johnson as his young niece might have told it. The artist's paintings provide the illustrations
John Singer Sargent by Trevor J Fairbrother( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "John Singer Sargent," Trevor Fairbrother, Deputy Director for Art and John and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern Art at the Seattle Art Museum, presents a rich and thoughtful interpretation of Sargent and his art. Fairbrother explores the opposing elements that made Sargent a complex figure and a great artist: he accepted his New England Puritan heritage but, for the most part, lived grandly in Europe; he achieved wealth and fame as a portraitist while hoping that his murals in Boston cultural institutions would win him a loftier reputation; his art revels in the sumptuous effects of brilliant paint surfaces but Sargent himself was shy and retiring in public; the worldy, sophisticated persona of a preeminent artist of the Gilded Age may have concealed a conflicted sexuality
The West as America : reinterpreting images of the frontier, 1820-1920 by William H Truettner( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Pinkham Ryder by Elizabeth Broun( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding over en tentoongesteld werk van de Amerikaanse schilder (1847- 1917)
Free within ourselves : African-American artists in the collection of the National Museum of American Art by Regenia Perry( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free within ourselves, drawn entirely from the National Museum of American Art's collection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by more than one hundred African-American artists, serves as a guide to the art and lives of thirty-one of these artist and an introduction to African-American art of the past two centuries
Metropolitan lives : the Ashcan artists and their New York by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York at the turn of the century was a city in transition. At the junction of steamship lines from Europe and railroads from the interior, it was the hub of shipping, manufacturing, and corporate activity, as well as the leading port of entry for immigrants. This was the New York of the Ashcan artists. Fascinated with the contrasts and nuances of urban change, George Bellows, William Glackens, Robert Henri, George Luks, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan sought out the human drama of New York's streets - from life in immigrant neighborhoods, backlot football games, boxing matches, and bars to city parks where bums shared space with fashionably dressed young women. If their work contrasted with the genteel subjects typical of art in the 1890s, their subjects were familiar territory to those who turned to contemporary newspaper articles, illustrated magazines, even the vaudeville stage, interpretations of contemporary life. Like journalists, the Ashcan artists captured the breaking trends of their day. This book presents more than 100 paintings, drawings, and prints by the six artists whose earthy, urban subjects led critics to call them the "Ashcan School," along with reproductions of contemporary postcards, sheet music, advertisements, newspaper clippings, and magazine illustrations that show how clearly the artists reflected the current events of their times. The authors discuss the relationship between the artworks and changing social concerns and explain meanings that contemporary viewers understood but that are lost to us today. Robert Snyder examines the complex geographic and social transformations that made New York the symbol of early twentieth-century America. Rebecca Zurier describes the lives of the six artists, tracing the way each forged a distinctive vision that related art to "real life." Together Zurier and Snyder link the work of the Ashcan artists to pressing social concerns of the time - from the changes in urban geography that transformed the nature of neighborhoods and city parks to the changing roles of men and women. Virginia Mecklenburg examines the reactions of Ashcan-era critics to the artists' work and finds a greater degree of acceptance than has often been realized
Elizabeth Nourse, 1859-1938 : a salon career by Mary Alice Heekin Burke( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945 : paths to Taos and Santa Fe by Charles C Eldredge( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the art of New Mexico and examines the works of Hispanic and Indian artists of the region
Thomas Cole : landscape into history by Thomas Cole( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homecoming : the art and life of William H. Johnson by Richard J Powell( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distinctive volume focuses on the memorable paintings of noted African American modernist William Henry Johnson. Born and raised in a segregated South Carolina town, Johnson (1901-1970) became an expatriate experimental painter in Paris, then Scandinavia. As an African American working in Europe, he drew on primitivism and his travels in North Africa, exploring styles ranging from Northern European expressionism to boldly colorful narratives. Returning to New York in 1938 with his Danish wife, Johnson captured the edginess of city life in bluesy, nervous paintings. Johnson was ultimately struck with a debilitating mental illness that confined him to a state hospital for the rest of his life, virtually removing his work from the American Art scene. This book resurrects the story of one of America's most original artist
John La Farge : essays by Henry Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing traditions : five Black artists in nineteenth-century America : from the collections of the National Museum of American Art by National Museum of American Art (U.S.)( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Photography of invention : American pictures of the 1980s, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. by Joshua P Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smithsonian studies in American art by Smithsonian Institution( )

in English and German and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the gold rush by Janice Tolhurst Driesbach( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brochure of an exhibition of paintings and drawings about life in nineteenth century California shortly after the Gold Rush. With artist, title, date, dimensions, and owning museum
 
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Winslow Homer
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)

controlled identitySmithsonian American Art Museum

American Art Museum

American Art Museum Washington, DC

Amerikas Savienotās Valstis. National Museum of American Art

N.M.A.

N.M.A.A.

N.M.A.A. (National Museum of American Art (U.S.))

National Collection of Fine Arts

National Collection of Fine Arts of the Smithsonian Institution

National collection of fine arts (Washington, D.C.)

National Collection of Fine Arts Washington, DC Renwick Gallery

National Gallery of Art

National gallery of art (Washington, D.C.) (1906-1937)

National museum of American art

National Museum of american art of the Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of American Art (Spojené státy americké)

National Museum of American Art (U.S.)

National Museum of American Art (Washington, D.C.)

National Museum of American Art Washington, DC Renwick Gallery

NMAA.

NMAA (National Museum of American Art (U.S.))

NMAA, Smithsonian Institution.

Renwick Gallery (Washington D.C.) National Museum of American Art

Renwick Gallery Washington, DC

S.A.A.M.

SAAM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington)

Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington, DC Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum

Smithsonian institution, National museum of American art

Smithsonian Institution. NMAA.

Smithsonian Institution Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) National Museum of American Art

Smithsonian's American Art Museum

Smithsonian's American Art Museum Washington, DC

Spojené státy americké National Museum of American Art

United States National Museum of American Art

Languages
English (192)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Covers
Celebrate America : in poetry and artEdward HopperJohn Singer SargentMetropolitan lives : the Ashcan artists and their New YorkThe Photography of invention : American pictures of the 1980s, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.Art of the gold rushLure of the West : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum