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Mathews, Nancy Mowll

Overview
Works: 63 works in 242 publications in 2 languages and 12,206 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Adapter, wat, Collector, Contributor, Curator
Classifications: N6537.C35, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Nancy Mowll Mathews
 
Most widely held works by Nancy Mowll Mathews
Mary Cassatt : a life by Nancy Mowll Mathews( )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of few women Impressionists, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) had a life of paradoxes: American born, she lived and worked in France; a classically trained artist, she preferred the company of radicals; never married, she painted exquisite and beloved portraits of mothers and children. This book provides new insight into the personal life and artistic endeavors of this extraordinary woman
Mary Cassatt by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As one of the country's greatest artists Mary Cassatt has entered the ranks of American heroes," Mathews concludes after 15 years' research. The shortness of the volume (and the plentitude of excellent black-and-white illustrations and color plates) tends to restrict this monograph to survey length. Yet the book includes a clear definition of the artist's personality, a revised chronology, and a balanced analysis of Cassatt's development, showing for example that she was a true Impressionist for only nine years
Mary Cassatt : the color prints by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the color prints of Mary Cassatt produced during 1890s and examines them in terms of the varied techniques the artist employed as well as her themes and working methods
Cassatt and her circle : selected letters by Mary Cassatt( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt : a life by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of American painter Mary Cassatt discussing her life, career, relationship with friends and family, and painting style
Maurice Prendergast by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Gauguin : an erotic life by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this penetrating and daring biography of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Nancy Mowll Mathews traces the themes of sex and violence through the artist's life, from the near-murderous quarrels of his grandparents, to his abusive treatment of his wife, to his sexual encounters in French Polynesia in the 1890s. She examines how Gauguin used these complex themes in his art and writings and how he carefully presented his "erotic life" in the autobiographical treatises Noa Noa (1893) and "Avant et apres" (1903). The central drama of Gauguin's adulthood - his marriage to Mette Gad - is assessed in detail, and with the inclusion of some of Mette's previously unpublished letters, both sides of the Gauguin marriage are presented for the first time." "Besides providing fascinating new insights into Gauguin's relationships with men and women and the roles that sexuality and aggression played in shaping his art, Mathews illuminates his homosocial, if not homoerotic, relationships with Vincent van Gogh, Emile Schuffenecker, and Charles Filiger. Gauguin's genius resided not only in his forging of new artistic paths, Mathews concludes, but also in his ability to bring his sexual fantasies alive for a large audience."--Jacket
Cassatt, a retrospective by Mary Cassatt( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era when few American women thought seriously about pursuing careers outside of marriage and motherhood, Mary Cassatt's ambition and professional independence were noteworthy and unique. Cassatt: A Retrospective traces the life of this great American artist through the correspondence and accomplishments she maintained over a lifetime. Over 100 articles and documents - letters to and from friends and family members as well as reviews and commentaries on her work and associations - provide as intimate a perspective of this remarkable woman as one is likely to find anywhere. The daughter of a prominent Pennsylvania businessman, Cassatt began her early training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia where she formed relationships and made acquaintances that would last her entire life. Carefully selected letters with fascinating descriptions of social events, professional meetings, meals, and homelife abroad span several decades to reveal Cassatt's thoughts and activities: her move to Paris to further her training; her thrill and uncertainty as her work is noticed by instructors and juries; her at once stormy and reverential friendship with Edgar Degas; and the self-sufficiency that emerges with her personal and professional maturity. Writings and reminiscences by many of her contemporaries including Ambroise Vollard, J.K. Huysmans, Camille Pissarro, Felix Feneon, American collector Louisine Havemeyer, and Edgar Degas provide additional insight into the world and work of Mary Cassatt. Cassatt was only thirty-three when she was invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists, and she remained the only American truly associated with this group. Unlike her fellow Impressionists, she was primarily a figure painter; however, she demonstrated the same qualities of color and light that made this radical new movement so recognizable. Though she never married, Cassatt's finest and most distinctive trait is the sensitivity and honesty with which she depicted mothers and children, her favorite subject matter. Presented here are more than 200 illustrations (118 in color) of Cassatt's greatest and lesser-known works - paintings, pastels, and etchings. Cassatt's choice of profession and marital status made her a modern woman by Victorian standards, but her paintings reveal a belief in the sacredness of a mother's love and an appreciation for women's traditional roles
Lilla Cabot Perry : an American impressionist by Meredith Martindale( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American dreams : American art to 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art by Williams College( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Williams College, established in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1793, is remarkable as the source of several generations of leading museum professionals, and its fine museum has been a crucial part of their education. It holds an exceptional collection of American art - nearly 3,000 objects in all - filled with masterpieces by major artists as well as such special treasures as large holdings of work by Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, and Charles and Maurice Prendergast. The paintings, sculpture, furniture, prints, and drawings highlighted in this volume range from about 1769 to 1950." "The first recorded call for an art collection at Williams came in 1858, but the earliest objects were a curious amalgam of fine art and study aids helpful in teaching. However, by 1890 Williams had acquired a "real" art collection, a fine setting for its display (Lawrence Hall, the elegant college library), and a professor dedicated to the history of art and culture (Richard Austin Rice)." "American Dreams is published on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the collection's current home, the Williams College Museum of Art (substantially expanded in the 1980s). It included eighteenth-century works by Copley and West; nineteenth-century examples by Kensett, Inness, Homer, Harnett, Peto, Whistler, Remington, and Eakins; and twentieth-century works by Saint-Gaudens, Twachtman, Bellows, Demuth, Hartley, O'Keeffe, Marin, Man Ray, Shahn, Feininger, Wood, Hofmann, Avery, Cadmus, Burchfield, and Lawrence."--Jacket
Moving pictures : American art and early film, 1880-1910 by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication explores the complex relationship between American art and early film. From the photographs of Muybridge, Marey, and Eakins of the 1880s, to the first films of the 1890s which drew from established conventions of American art, to the New York films and art of the first decades of the twentieth century, the struggle between art and film both polarized and inspired the artists of its era."--Jacket
Mary Cassatt : prints and drawings from the collection of Ambroise Vollard by Mary Cassatt( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast : a catalogue raisonné by Carol Clark( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prendergast in Italy by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt : an American impressionist in Paris by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During her lifetime, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) achieved great fame in both France and America. But while she is still highly regarded in the United States, she is now somewhat overlooked in France, where she lived and worked for more than sixty years and where she became the only American artists to exhibit with the Impressionists in Paris. The exhibition 'Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris', held in the Musée Jacquemart-André, is the first retrospective dedicated to the painter in France since her death. The exhibition will bring together around fifty major works on loan from museums and institutions... Oils, pastels, and prints retrace Cassett's entire career, explore the modernity of her approach, and show how she became one of the leading figures of the avant-garde movement of her day. This catalogue, which complements the exhibition, presents the various facets of an artist who had a complex career: a classically trained painter who became an Impressionist, the brilliant creator of the 'Modern Madonna', and a tireless experimenter, Cassatt was also an ardent supporter of women's suffrage. This catalogue aims to restore Cassatt to her rightful place in the history of modern art."
The art of Charles Prendergast from the collections of the Williams College Museum of Art & Mrs. Charles Prendergast by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of leisure : Maurice Prendergast in the Williams College Museum of Art by Williams College( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt and the "modern madonna" of the nineteenth century by Nancy Mowll Mathews( )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mary Cassatt
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Mary CassattMary Cassatt : the color printsMary Cassatt : a lifeMaurice PrendergastPaul Gauguin : an erotic lifeLilla Cabot Perry : an American impressionistMary CassattAmerican dreams : American art to 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art
Alternative Names
Mathews, Nancy M.

Mowell Mathews, Nancy

Mowll Mathews, Nancy

Mowll Mathews, Nancy 1947-

Nancy Mowll Mathews American art critic, curator, professor, and television host

Nancy Mowll Mathews Amerikaans kunsthistorica

Languages
English (163)

Italian (3)