The Story of American Painting

The Story of American Painting

The Story of American Painting

The Story of American Painting

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Chapter One THE BEGINNINGS OF AMERICAN PAINTING 6

THE LIMNERS AND THE PATROON PAINTERS 8

THE COLONIAL ARTIST 13

LATER PRIMITIVE PAINTING 18

Chapter Two THE HISTORY OF AMERICA IN PAINTINGS 24

AMERICA'S YOUTH: THE YEARS BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR 25

THE CIVIL WAR YEARS AND AFTER 35

Chapter Three NOTABLE AMERICAN PORTRAITS 44

“THE MOVERS AND THE SHAKERS” PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED AMERICANS 46

PORTRAITS OF UNSUNG AMERICANS 59

Chapter Four THE AMERICAN NATURAL LANDSCAPE 66

THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL 68

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL 75

THE LUMINISTS 77

LATE-NINETEENTH-CENTURY LANDSCAPISTS 81

Chapter Five AMERICANS AT WORK AND PLAY 82

GENRE PAINTING BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR 82

GENRE PAINTING AFTER THE CIVIL WAR 91

GENRE PAINTING IN THE WEST 97

Chapter Six THE VISIONARY TRADITION 98

VISIONARIES ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER TRADITIONS 100

THE ECCENTRIC VISIONARIES 109

Chapter Seven THE AMERICAN URBAN LANDSCAPE 118

THE ASH CAN SCHOOL 120

LATER REALISTS 124

EARLY MODERNISTS 127

Chapter Eight NONOBJECTIVE PAINTING 134

EARLY NONOBJECTIVE PAINTING 136

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM 140

Chapter Nine PAINTING IN THE 1960s 150

POP ART 153

POST-PAINTERLY ABSTRACTION 163

INDEX 166

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