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Stebbins, Theodore E.

Overview
Works: 212 works in 536 publications in 4 languages and 13,469 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biographies  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Collector, Curator, Redactor, Artist, Narrator
Classifications: ND237.H39, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Theodore E Stebbins
American master drawings and watercolors : a history of works on paper from colonial times to the present by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and Italian and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The watercolors for the birds of America by John James Audubon( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All aspects of Audubon's genius come together in one definitive, sumptuous volume. Acquired in 1863 from Audubon's widow, all of the original watercolors for Audubon's masterpiece, in addition to other little-known and never before-published outstanding pieces, have been selected from the New York Historical Society's extensive collection. Recently conserved and newly photographed with painstaking care, these rarely seen works are reproduced here to reveal the original, brilliant colors. The text has been contributed by some of America's foremost art historians, conservators, and Audubon's life and art to the New York Historical Society's technical studios of the watercolors are explored in a series of erudite yet accessible essays, while the book's full-page plates are thoroughly detailed with engaging and informative entries. Art lovers, historians, and naturalists as well as the general public will appreciate this unique volume
Masterpiece paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 125 paintings in this volume are organized in three sections--European, American, and international modern paintings. The entries, dated from 1310 to 1973, represent works of Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Copley, Whistler, Eakins, Homer, Picasso, and Pollock are some of the masters represented. The introduction relates the history of Boston's enviable collection. Each plate is accompanied by a brief introduction of the artist and his work. ISBN 0-8109-1424-7: $35.00. (For use only in the library)
A new world : masterpieces of American painting, 1760-1910 by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book contains reproductions of masterpieces of American art from 1760-1910. It also includes over 100 biographies of American artists and several essays
Charles Sheeler, the photographs by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914 by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

24 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Artists have been inspired by Italy since the 1760s, when Benjamin West, the first American painter to travel there, was drawn to the ancient Roman ruins and magnificent Renaissance architecture, statuary, and frescoes. This intriguing, superbly illustrated book is the first to explore the fascination Italy held for the American artist from West's time to the eve of World War I. The unique sense of the past found in Italy, where tangible evidence exists of a continual civilization from antiquity to the present, lured countless American artists to its cities, towns, and countryside. Painters from West and Copley in the eighteenth century to Cole, Inness, Whistler, Sargent, and Prendergast in the nineteenth century were inspired to create many of their finest works in Italy, as were American sculptors such as Hiram Powers and Harriet Hosmer and writers from Washington Irving to Henry James. This in-depth study includes 319 illustrations, of which 113 are reproduced in full color, many of works that have not previously been published. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., John Moors Cabot Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Professor of Art History at Boston University, provides a broad overview of the American perception of Italy and the unique role that Italy played in the formation of American art. Further insights into this new area in the study and appreciation of American art are offered in four essays by such leading art historians as William H. Gerdts, City University of New York; Erica E. Hirshler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fred S. Licht, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, and Boston University; and William L. Vance, Boston University. Individual commentaries on each of the paintings, sculpture, and watercolors have been written by the curatorial staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Lure of Italy accompanies a major exhibition of the same name, organized by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., and Erica E. Hirshler that opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and travels to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Martin Johnson Heade by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) had the longest career and produced perhaps the most varied body of work of any American painter of the nineteenth century. His prolific oeuvre ranges from American coastal marshes and marine landscapes to the lush tropical splendor of South and Central American landscapes, birds, and flowers. An independent thinker as well as a world traveler, Heade developed a singular approach to landscape and still life painting, adapting some elements of the style and practice of the Hudson River School to his own more Darwinian vision. While Heade had only a minor reputation in his own day and was completely forgotten for many decades after his death, he is now rightly regarded as an artist of great significance and originality, and as the only American whose landscapes and still lifes are equally important
Close observation : selected oil sketches by Frederick E. Church from the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design by Frederic Edwin Church( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederic E. Church is increasingly recognized today as the leading painter of the Hudson River School -- the group of optimistic, realistic landscape painters who flourished during the mid-nineteenth century (1840-1875). He is a pivotal figure, and one who influenced his contemporaries greatly. Yet even Church is known almost solely from his finished oil paintings, which are large, detailed, and panoramic, with no hint of the artist's hand visible. This book brings, for the first time, scholarly attention and the eye of the connoisseur to Church's best oil sketches (112 are discussed and illustrated). In these works, the artist is seen working directly from nature, en plein air, with great speed and emotion. The sketches are astonishingly detailed, yet fresh and sensuous in execution. The book analyzes Church's stylistic progression, his use of sketches in the creation of finished studio paintings, and the formation and decline of his own vision (and that of the Hudson River School itself) as reflected in the changing style and use of the oil sketch. The book is divided into sections according to Church's major travels and subjects: the trips to South America, 1853 and 1857; Niagara; the voyage to the north to see icebergs; the trip to Jamaica, 1865; and his year-and-a-half-long journey to Europe and the Near East, starting in the autumn of 1867. The last years of his life Church spent the winters in Mexico and the summers at "Olana"--Center of the earth -- the house he designed and built in the fotthills of the Catskills. - Jacket flap
"A man of genius" : the art of Washington Allston (1779-1843) by William H Gerdts( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of Martin Johnson Heade by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lane Collection : 20th-century paintings in the American tradition by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition of 20th century American paintings
A book by Anselm Kiefer by Anselm Kiefer( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and German and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents watercolor paintings by the German artist with accompanying text
The photography of Charles Sheeler : American modernist by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

18 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph presents the often-overlooked photographic work of Charles Sheeler. It opens with his Cubist-inspired architectural images of the 1910s, moves on to the highly abstract nude studies and dramatic New York City views from around 1920, and culminates in the series devoted to the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant in 1927, a project that established modern industrial iconography. Also featured are his stunning images of the Chartres cathedral done in 1929 and images of American industry made for Fortune magazine in 1939. Freely experimenting with the possibilities of the medium, Sheeler paved the way for other innovative photographers such as Walker Evans. This volume also investigates the links between the photographer and the painter Charles Sheeler - as he employed both media in the process of visual creation."--Jacket
The life and work of Martin Johnson Heade : a critical analysis and catalogue raisonné by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Johnson Heade was one of the most significant American painters of the nineteenth century, creator of portraits, history and genre pictures, still lifes, ornithological studies, landscapes and marines, and unique orchid and hummingbird compositions. This book brings a new perspective to Head and his works, presenting him as one of the most original and productive painters of his time."--Jacket
The Bostonians : painters of an elegant age, 1870-1930 by Trevor J Fairbrother( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weston's Westons : portraits and nudes by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of portraits and nudes taken from The Lane Collection, which have only been previously published in the form of exhibition catalogues. Most of these photographs are in private ownership and have never truly been available for viewing by the general public
Edward Weston : photography and modernism by Theodore E Stebbins( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This third and culminating volume in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts' outstanding series on Edward Weston (1886-1958) examines the greatest works of Weston's career, his stylistic development, and especially the ways in which he responded to contemporary modernists. Comparative illustrations of work by Picasso, Brancusi, O'Keeffe, Diego Rivera, Henrietta Shore, and other artists provide a better understanding of these influences. Following an introduction by Theodore Stebbins, three sections of photographs with accompanying essays demonstrate the entire range of Weston's work: his work as a pictorialist before 1920; experimental portraits, landscapes, and still lifes from the Mexican Period; his landmark still lifes of shells and peppers; small-format portraiture and fragmentary nudes; the classic "high modernist" series of nudes and dunes from the 1930s; and his late abstract landscapes. Included are brilliant prints of Weston's most famous images, including Pepper 30, Excusado, and Palma Cuernavaca, as well as numerous unfamiliar photographs that broaden our understanding of this great photographer."--Jacket
Weston's Westons : California and the West by Karen E Quinn( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-one full-size plates and sixty-eight smaller illustarations, alll reproduced in tritone plus tinted varnish, convey the subtlety and power of the magnificent landscapes executed by Edward Weston (1886-1958) between 1937 and 1939, the two years he received a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
American paintings at Harvard by Harvard Art Museums( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Johnson Heade; [exhibition, organized by the Art Department, University of Maryland. by Martin Johnson Heade( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The watercolors for the birds of America
Covers
Masterpiece paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonLure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914Martin Johnson HeadeA book by Anselm KieferThe photography of Charles Sheeler : American modernistThe life and work of Martin Johnson Heade : a critical analysis and catalogue raisonnéEdward Weston : photography and modernismAmerican paintings at Harvard
Alternative Names
Stebbins, Theodore 1938-

Stebbins Theodore E. Jr.

Theodore Stebbins American art historian

Theodore Stebbins Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Theodore Stebbins historiador de l'art estatunidenc

Theodore Stebbins historiador del arte estadounidense

Theodore Stebbins historian amerikan i artit

Languages
English (239)

German (5)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)