Artists of Colonial America

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 207 頁


During the Colonial era, artists began to create an American identity in the art world. The drawings of explorer John White; the maps of John Foster, American's first printmaker; the silverwork of the famous patriot Paul Revere; the creations of America's first professional woman artist, Henrietta Johnston; and the portraits of John Singleton Copley all helped create a distinct culture in the young colonies. This volume presents narrative chapters on the lives of ten pioneers in Colonial American art.

Each biographical chapter traces the artistic development of these and other artists, describing their masterworks and placing them within the artistic traditions and cultural codes of the time. A plethora of illustrations, including an 8-page color insert, provides an invaluable look at Colonial American art. Chapter bibliographies, a glossary of terms, a timeline, and a subject index provide additional tools for students of art from the nation's earliest years.

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John White c 15451606? ArtistExplorer
1
John Foster 16481681 Americas First Printmaker
19
The Freake Painter active 1670 c 1680 an Anonymous Master
39
Joseph Lamson 16581722 Stonecutter
53
Justus Engelhardt Kuhn 71717 Portrait Painter to a Colonial Aristocracy
73
Henrietta Johnston c 16741729 Americas First Professional Woman Artist
91
Gustavus Hesselius 16821755 Colonial Realist
107
Paul Revere 17341818 Artist and Revolutionary
127
John Singleton Copley 17381815 AngloAmerican Master
149
Benjamin West 17381820 American Artist Abroad
171
Index
197
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第 84 頁 - A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire with spikenard ; spikenard and saffron ; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices : a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
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第 141 頁 - In the fall of 1774 and winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers. and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories. We held our meetings at the Green Dragon tavern.

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ELISABETH L. ROARK is Associate Professor of Art History at Chatham College, Pittsburgh. Dr. Roark has worked as an assistant curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art and taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

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