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Hirshler, Erica E.

Works: 71 works in 242 publications in 2 languages and 8,909 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Art  History  Essays  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Collector, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6537.C35, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Erica E Hirshler
Mary Cassatt, modern woman by Mary Cassatt( Book )

24 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the few women artists to succeed professionally in her era, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) holds a unique place in the history of art. This handsome volume, richly illustrated with works spanning Cassatt's entire career, accompanies a major traveling exhibition that opens at The Art Institute of Chicago October 1998. 300 illustrations, 100 in color
Charles Sheeler, paintings and drawings by Carol Troyen( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) was one of the pioneer modern artists in America, and the only one whose achievements were equally significant in painting and photography. His best-known subjects celebrate twentieth-century America; at the same time, his work has important links to nineteenth-century American landscape and folk art"--Jacket
Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 by Kathleen Adler( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John White Alexander, Cecilia Beaux, James Carroll Beckwich, Frank Weston Benson, Nelson Norris Bickford, John Leslie Breck, Dennis Miller Bunker, Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Jefferson David Chalfant, William Merritt Chase, Charles Courtney Curran, Thomas Eakins, Mary Fairchild, Elizabeth Jane Gardner, Abbott Fuller Graves, Ellen Day Hale, Frederick Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Thomas Hovenden, William Morris Hunt, Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Elizabeth Nourse, Charles Sprague Pearce, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Theodore Robinson, John Singer Sargent, Julius LeBlanc Stewart, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edmund Charles Tarbell, John Henry Twachtman, Harry van der Weyden, Frederic Porter Vinton, Robert Vonnoh, Julian Alden Weir, James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Sargent's Daughters : the biography of a painting by Erica E Hirshler( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargent's painting, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, both explores and defies convention, crossing the boundaries between portrait and genre scene, formal composition and casual snapshot
A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940 by Erica E Hirshler( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Studio of Her Own tells the interwoven stories of some forty women artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, exploring, in the author's words, "both the individual lives and talents of Boston women artists and the integrated relationships that enabled many of them to excel."" "No one category or medium can encompass these careers, which range from the paintings of Ellen Day Hale and the sculptures of Katharine Lane Weems to the photographs of Sarah Sears and the innovative book designs of Sarah Wyman Whitman. Included as well are lengthy discussions of the importance of the Arts and Crafts movement; the conflicts presented by concerns of marriage and family (as well as the relative freedom offered by the "Boston marriage" between two women); the role of the MFA School and of such key instructors as Frank W. Benson, William Rimmer, and Edmund Tarbell; and the ways in which societal changes have influenced the art itself. Perhaps more than anything, this is a story of community and resourcefulness, in which some artists adopted "suitable" media and subject matter - still lifes, arts and crafts - and made them their own, while others campaigned for the right to work in such traditionally "male" domains as monumental sculpture, and still others braved the scandal of painting from live nude models, traveling abroad to study their art, or showing their work on a national scale." "Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, A Studio of Her Own is the definitive work on an important but little-known moment in America's cultural history"--Jacket
Sargent : portraits of artists and friends by Richard Ormond( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the sitters in this collection were John Singer Sargent's close friends. They are posed informally, sometimes in the act of painting or singing, and it is evident from the bold way they confront us that they are personalities of a creative stamp. Brilliant as these pictures are as works of art and penetrating studies of character, they are also records of relationships, allegiances, influences and aspirations. This volume aims to explore these friendships in depth and draw out their significance in the story of Sargent's life and the development of his art. The book is structured chronologically, with sections arranged according to the places in which Sargent worked and formed relationships during his cosmopolitan career: Paris, London, New York, Italy and the Alps. The cast of characters includes famous names, among them Gabriel Fauré and Auguste Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. But the authors also make their point with images of Sargent's intimate friends, such as the artists Jane and Wilfrid de Glehn, who accompanied him on his sketching expeditions to the Continent, and the Italian painter Ambrogio Raffele, a recurrent model in his Alpine studies. In such paintings, Sargent explored the making of art (his own included) and the relationship of the artist to the natural world. These are examples of an absorbing range of images and personalities, all distinguished in one way or another for their artistry, and all linked by friendship and a shared aesthetic to the central figure of Sargent himself. Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (12.2.-25.5.2015); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA (30.6.-4.10.2015)
John Singer Sargent watercolors by John Singer Sargent( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargent chose to participate in only two major watercolor exhibitions in the United States during his lifetime, both at the urging of his friend and co-exhibitor Edward Darley Boit. The first, held in New York and Boston in 1909, was a sensation, and its entire contents was purchased by the Brooklyn Museum. The paintings exhibited in the equally acclaimed second show, in 1912, were scooped up by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. John Singer Sargent Watercolors reunites nearly one hundred works from these two collections for the first time. Together they trace Sargent's path across Europe and the Middle East as he explored the subjects and themes that habitually attracted his attention: sunlight on stone, reclining figures, patterns of light and shadow. Lavishly illustrated and enhanced by biographical and technical essays, this publication introduces readers to the full sweep of Sargent's accomplishments in this medium, in works that delight the eye as well as challenge our understanding of this prodigiously gifted artist
American painting by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Painting features over one hundred masterworks dating from 1670 to 1960, by artists ranging from Copley, Stuart, Sargent, and Cassatt, to O'Keeffe, Hopper, and Pollock. Divided according to chronology and genre, the book both narrates a history of American painting from the time of the British colonies to the mid-twentieth century - touching on such focal points as the American Revolution, westward expanision, the Civil War, and the two world wars - and explores specific genres such as portraiture, history painting, folk painting, and still life. Also discussed are a number of broader themes, including the American artists' relationship with European art, the establishment of indigenous painting styles, the role of patronage in American art, and the question of provincial vs. "high" art. Rich in both visual and textual content, American Painting is a valuable and enjoyable resource for both the museum visitor and the general reader
The Bostonians : painters of an elegant age, 1870-1930 by Trevor J Fairbrother( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great expectations : John Singer Sargent painting children by Barbara Dayer Gallati( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title of the book makes ironic reference to Charles Dickens's famous novel Great Expectations and signals that Sargent's paintings of children are interpreted here in light of the expectations associated with childhood as it was represented in the art and literature of the late nineteenth century - a period then acknowledged as the advent of the "Century of the Child." The investigation traces how Sargent reacted to the contemporary shift in childhood's meaning and used child imagery to advance his professional standing with the public and critics. In turn, this strategy aided in removing child imagery from the grip of Victorian sentiment, elevating it to a higher level in the hierarchy of artistic subject matter." "The book includes five essays by three notable art historians, as well as a Biographical Index of Child Sitters, and is illustrated with a wide array of Sargent's works, including the earliest known oil portrait from his hand (an intimate 1875 portrait of his five-year-old sister) and some of the best-loved paintings of his career. In addition, a wealth of comparative works by his contemporaries is provided along with a selection of Sargent family photographs, some of which are published here for the first time."--Jacket
Dennis Miller Bunker : American impressionist by Erica E Hirshler( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Miller Bunker (1861-1890) was one of the most talented painters of late nineteenth-century America. He was among the first Americans to use the bright colors and broken brushstrokes of the new Impressionist style; his beautiful landscapes and portraits are sought after by the most distinguished collectors of American art. Dennis Miller Bunker: American Impressionist is the first comprehensive study of this important American artist. Trained in the academies of his native New York, Bunker continued his education in Paris, where he flourished in the sophisticated atmosphere of the world's art capital. In 1885, he accepted a teaching position in Boston. He joined the city's vibrant artistic community and developed close friendships with the writer William Dean Howells, the composer Charles Martin Loeffler, and the legendary collector Isabella Stewart Gardner, who became his champion. In Boston, Bunker also met John Singer Sargent, America's most renowned painter. The summer they spent working together in England proved to be a turning point in Bunker's career. Bunker moved to New York in 1889. His heart remained in Boston, however, for he had fallen in love with Eleanor Hardy, the daughter of a prominent businessman. The couple married in October 1890. Barely three months later, Bunker died at age twenty-nine of a sudden illness. His beautifully crafted paintings were his only legacy
Sargent : the late landscapes by Hilliard T Goldfarb( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionism transformed : the paintings of Edmund C. Tarbell by Susan E Strickler( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionism abroad : Boston and French Painting( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston possesses one of the world's finest collections of nineteenth-century French and American art. This colourful book illustrates many of its highlights." "As she outlines the history of the collection, Erica Hirshler considers the taste in Boston for atmospheric landscapes which, by the late 1880s, had led young Boston painters to Monet's door. Their willingness to embrace Impressionism helped to popularise this style of painting throughout the United States." "All the high points of Boston's nineteenth-century collections are revealed here, with works by the leading French Impressionist painters and their American counterparts, such as Childe Hassam and Philip Hale."--Jacket
William Merritt Chase by Erica E Hirshler( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praised for his jewel-like landscapes, park scenes, and sympathetic images of women, William Merritt Chase was a leading American Impressionist painter and an influential teacher in the late nineteenth century. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a compact introduction to Chase's paintings and pastels and samples several of his favorite motifs, including the theatrical environment of his antique-filled studio, the modern women he celebrated, the costumes and decorative arts of Japan, children at play in city and countryside, and thoughtful moments of leisure and contemplation. A native of the state of Indiana, Chase left his modest boyhood home to study at the Munich Academy, where he both fell in love with the old masters and became determined to celebrate the people and places of his own time. His studio became a stage set for his imagination, where objects from around the world came together in harmonious arrangements of color and form, and where subjects and patrons alike were dazzled by both his paintings and his artistic persona
Hyman Bloom : matters of life and death by Hyman Bloom( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyman Bloom (1913-2009) was a contemporary of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Arshile Gorky. This new study focuses on Bloom's paintings and drawings of autopsies, anatomical studies, and archaeological excavations from the 1940s and 1950s. He often returned to these subjects throughout his career, using thickly applied paint in rich colors as he aspired to present both the physical and the spiritual on canvas. Insightful curatorial essays accompanied by beautiful full-color reproductions explore this difficult but compelling work, considering themes such as the life, death, and rebirth of Bloom's artistic reputation; the growing divide between figuration and abstraction at this defining moment of American art; earlier artistic traditions of representing mortality; the relationship between these works and Bloom's Judaism, interest in eastern religions, and belief in reincarnation; and the artist's desire to find beauty and meaning within death and decay. In these drawings and paintings, as Bloom himself asserted, "the paradox of the harrowing and the beautiful [can] be brought into unity." -- publisher's description
Childe Hassam : At Dusk, Boston Common at Twilight by Erica E Hirshler( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vivid account of one of Boston's best-loved paintings, leading American art specialist Erica E. Hirshler illuminates the context of Childe Hassam's 1880s city scene. With its rosy rust tones, intimate familial vignette and quiet expanse of snow-laden park, today "At Dusk (Boston Common at Twilight)" seems to encourage reflection and represent a decidedly old-fashioned city. Yet Hirshler reveals the ways in which the painting visually signaled the emerging modern city, from subtleties about women's place in the urban landscape to the uproarious clang of the streetcars that would have been heard on the busiest block in Boston. Enriched with reproductions of related paintings and archival illustrations, this evocative volume explores the countered conventions and bulldozed buildings behind the canvas's creation. Carefully researched and elegantly presented, the latest addition to the MFA Spotlight series will delight Hassam fans and history buffs alike
Childe Hassam, American impressionist by H. Barbara Weinberg( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935) was a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most devoted, prolific, and successful practitioner. He caught the spirit of the new painting in Paris in the late 1880s, while most of his compatriots were still ignoring it. He contributed to the full flowering of American Impressionism in the United States in the 1890s and rode the great wave of enthusiasm for the style to fame and fortune. This volume accompanies a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, the first retrospective presentation of Hassam's work in a museum since 1972. Essays by H. Barbara Weinberg and other experts reconsider his formative period in Boston and student years in Paris, analyze his rural and urban scenes in terms of their Impressionist formal values as well as measured against his determination to portray modern life, and explore other topics to shed new light on the artist's achievements. An unprecedented lifetime exhibition record, a chronology of Hassam's life, and a checklist of works in the exhibition are also included. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
John Singer Sargent watercolors by Erica E Hirshler( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Singer Sargent's approach to watercolor was unconventional. Disregarding contemporary aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes, loosely defined forms, and unexpected vantage points startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer of an exhibition in London proclaimed him "an eagle in a dove-cote"; another called his work "swagger" watercolors. For Sargent, watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a renewed and liberated approach to painting. His vision became more personal and his works began to interconnect as he considered the way one image--often of friends or favorite places--enhanced another
Dennis Miller Bunker and his circle : January 13-June 4, 1995, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts by Dennis Miller Bunker( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mary Cassatt, modern woman
Americans in Paris, 1860-1900Sargent's Daughters : the biography of a paintingA studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940American paintingGreat expectations : John Singer Sargent painting childrenDennis Miller Bunker : American impressionistSargent : the late landscapesImpressionism transformed : the paintings of Edmund C. Tarbell
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