Great Atlanta collection covers three centuries of American art. 77 colorplates.
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Atlanta's High Museum of Art boasts strong paintings by early 20th-century artists like Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Charles Burchfield and William Glackens. Offering an abundance of riches, this catalogue proceeds from colonial portraitist John Singleton Copley to Alice Schille's exuberantly colorful 1930 watercolor of an Ohio factory. Among the treasures reproduced in 78 color plates with wonderfully germane facing-page mini-essays are Henry Ossawa Tanner's Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (1929-1930), which fuses French symbolism with biblical imagery; Martin Johnson Heade's exotic, erotically charged Two Hummingbirds with an Orchid (1875); Henry Inman's portraits of Native Americans made in the 1830s; and works by Maurice Prendergast, Robert Henri, Albert Bierstadt, John Twachtman and Frederick Carl Frieseke. Larson and Hoopes are guest curators; Peet teaches women's studies at Monterey Peninsula College in California.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Contributors to this volume have taken quite literally the goal of Hudson Hills's museum series-to document major American art collections-and produced a well-researched volume that is narrow in scope. This showcase focuses on 78 portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings via detailed individual entries and handsome color plates. The introduction outlines how the collection was formed, and the back of the book contains provenance, exhibition history, and references for each of the highlighted works, as well as a listing and photograph representing every American painting at the High Museum in Atlanta. The volume begins with the works of Jeremiah Theus and John Singleton Copley and concludes with such artists as Ernest Lawson and George Bellows. Recommended for specialized art libraries.
Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, N.Y.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description High Museum of Art, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1555950957
Book Description High Museum of Art. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1555950957 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1581406