The Lithographs of Childe Hassam: A Catalog

The Lithographs of Childe Hassam: A Catalog

The Lithographs of Childe Hassam: A Catalog

The Lithographs of Childe Hassam: A Catalog

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As an artist, Childe Hassam (1859-1935) needs no introduction, but it is not widely known that he was one of the leaders in the revival of lithography as an art medium in America.

This movement is usually associated with the names of Arthur B. Davies, Bolton Brown, George Bellows, Albert Sterner, and Joseph Pennell, and it remains a mystery why Hassam's contributions, which are indeed important, have so far been neglected by the catalogers.

The lithographs of his contemporaries Davies, Pennell, and Bellows are well known and have been fully cataloged, but during the more than four decades that have elapsed since Hassam produced his last lithograph (1918) no separate study of his prints has appeared. In fact, although his work in other media has been fully described, these are scarcely mentioned in bio-

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