United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art

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The United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art is a compilation of paintings and sculptures that represents American history over a period of 200 years, filled with over 100 extraordinary photos. Each work of art is illustrated with a full-page color photograph, accompanied by an essay and secondary images that place the work in historical and aesthetic context. For the benefit of serious art historians and art enthusiasts alike, this catalogue also provides previously unpublished information on the 160 paintings and sculptures in the U.S. Senate.
 The United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art is a comprehensive display of art, depicting patriotic scenes, sculptures and portraits of the various men and women who have contributed to American democracy.This catalogue features the works of many American artists, including Gilbert Stuart, the renowned 18th century painter of George Washington’s portraits, and Thomas Sully, who produced several portraits of Andrew Jackson. These and many other artists whose works are featured in this catalogue bring to life what America treasures most--freedom and democracy. Overall, this book is an invitation for the reader to experience the awe that every visitor feels when touring the U.S. Capitol building. It is also serves as a magnificent history lesson on the U.S. Senate.

High school students and above taking art history classes may find this volume helpful for their research.  Additionally, historians, especially history preservationists, American citizens, U.S. Sentate visitors, art collectors and curators may also be interested in this illustrated volume.  

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