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Painting Indians and Building Empires in North America, 1710–1840

Truettner, William H.

Published by University of California Press, 2010
ISBN 10: 0520266315 / ISBN 13: 9780520266315
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Title: Painting Indians and Building Empires in ...

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Berkeley. 2010. University of California Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 176 pages. 9/15/2010. hardcover. 9780520266315. keywords: Art History. inventory # 37916. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The Europeans who first settled North America were endlessly intrigued by the indigenous people they found there; even before the colonials began to record the landscape, they drew and painted Indians. This study offers a new visual perspective on westward expansion through a survey of the major Indian images painted by Euro-American artists before and after the American Revolution. Truettner’s accessible readings of paintings by artists such as Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Bird King, and George Catlin relate these images to social and political events of the time, and tell us much about how North American tribes would fare during the second half of the nineteenth century. An Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Book. 58 color & 15 bw illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 37916

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Synopsis: The Europeans who first settled North America were endlessly intrigued by the indigenous people they found there; even before the colonials began to record the landscape, they drew and painted Indians. This study offers a new visual perspective on westward expansion through a survey of the major Indian images painted by Euro-American artists before and after the American Revolution. William H. Truettner's accessible readings of paintings by artists such as Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Bird King, and George Catlin relate these images to social and political events of the time and tell us much about how North American tribes would fare as they fought to survive during the second half of the nineteenth century.

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