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Mathews, Nancy Mowll

Overview
Works: 40 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 11,752 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Catalogs  History  Art  Anecdotes  Dissertations, Academic 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: N6537.C35, B
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Most widely held works by Nancy Mowll Mathews
Mary Cassatt by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As one of the country's greatest artists Mary Cassatt has entered the ranks of American heroes," Mathews concludes after 15 years' research. The shortness of the volume (and the plentitude of excellent black-and-white illustrations and color plates) tends to restrict this monograph to survey length. Yet the book includes a clear definition of the artist's personality, a revised chronology, and a balanced analysis of Cassatt's development, showing for example that she was a true Impressionist for only nine years
Mary Cassatt : a life by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of American painter Mary Cassatt discussing her life, career, relationship with friends and family, and painting style
Mary Cassatt : the color prints by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassatt and her circle : selected letters by Mary Cassatt( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Prendergast by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassatt, a retrospective by Mary Cassatt( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era when few American women thought seriously about pursuing careers outside of marriage and motherhood, Mary Cassatt's ambition and professional independence were noteworthy and unique. Cassatt: A Retrospective traces the life of this great American artist through the correspondence and accomplishments she maintained over a lifetime. Over 100 articles and documents - letters to and from friends and family members as well as reviews and commentaries on her work and associations - provide as intimate a perspective of this remarkable woman as one is likely to find anywhere. The daughter of a prominent Pennsylvania businessman, Cassatt began her early training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia where she formed relationships and made acquaintances that would last her entire life. Carefully selected letters with fascinating descriptions of social events, professional meetings, meals, and homelife abroad span several decades to reveal Cassatt's thoughts and activities: her move to Paris to further her training; her thrill and uncertainty as her work is noticed by instructors and juries; her at once stormy and reverential friendship with Edgar Degas; and the self-sufficiency that emerges with her personal and professional maturity. Writings and reminiscences by many of her contemporaries including Ambroise Vollard, J.K. Huysmans, Camille Pissarro, Felix Feneon, American collector Louisine Havemeyer, and Edgar Degas provide additional insight into the world and work of Mary Cassatt. Cassatt was only thirty-three when she was invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists, and she remained the only American truly associated with this group. Unlike her fellow Impressionists, she was primarily a figure painter; however, she demonstrated the same qualities of color and light that made this radical new movement so recognizable. Though she never married, Cassatt's finest and most distinctive trait is the sensitivity and honesty with which she depicted mothers and children, her favorite subject matter. Presented here are more than 200 illustrations (118 in color) of Cassatt's greatest and lesser-known works - paintings, pastels, and etchings. Cassatt's choice of profession and marital status made her a modern woman by Victorian standards, but her paintings reveal a belief in the sacredness of a mother's love and an appreciation for women's traditional roles
Paul Gauguin : an erotic life by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this penetrating and daring biography of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Nancy Mowll Mathews traces the themes of sex and violence through the artist's life, from the near-murderous quarrels of his grandparents, to his abusive treatment of his wife, to his sexual encounters in French Polynesia in the 1890s. She examines how Gauguin used these complex themes in his art and writings and how he carefully presented his "erotic life" in the autobiographical treatises Noa Noa (1893) and "Avant et apres" (1903). The central drama of Gauguin's adulthood - his marriage to Mette Gad - is assessed in detail, and with the inclusion of some of Mette's previously unpublished letters, both sides of the Gauguin marriage are presented for the first time." "Besides providing fascinating new insights into Gauguin's relationships with men and women and the roles that sexuality and aggression played in shaping his art, Mathews illuminates his homosocial, if not homoerotic, relationships with Vincent van Gogh, Emile Schuffenecker, and Charles Filiger. Gauguin's genius resided not only in his forging of new artistic paths, Mathews concludes, but also in his ability to bring his sexual fantasies alive for a large audience."--Jacket
Lilla Cabot Perry : an American impressionist by Meredith Martindale( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt by Robyn Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the life and work of the American artist renowned for her luminous paintings of children and mothers
American dreams : American art to 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art by Williams College( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Williams College, established in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1793, is remarkable as the source of several generations of leading museum professionals, and its fine museum has been a crucial part of their education. It holds an exceptional collection of American art - nearly 3,000 objects in all - filled with masterpieces by major artists as well as such special treasures as large holdings of work by Thomas Nast, Rube Goldberg, and Charles and Maurice Prendergast. The paintings, sculpture, furniture, prints, and drawings highlighted in this volume range from about 1769 to 1950." "The first recorded call for an art collection at Williams came in 1858, but the earliest objects were a curious amalgam of fine art and study aids helpful in teaching. However, by 1890 Williams had acquired a "real" art collection, a fine setting for its display (Lawrence Hall, the elegant college library), and a professor dedicated to the history of art and culture (Richard Austin Rice)." "American Dreams is published on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the collection's current home, the Williams College Museum of Art (substantially expanded in the 1980s). It included eighteenth-century works by Copley and West; nineteenth-century examples by Kensett, Inness, Homer, Harnett, Peto, Whistler, Remington, and Eakins; and twentieth-century works by Saint-Gaudens, Twachtman, Bellows, Demuth, Hartley, O'Keeffe, Marin, Man Ray, Shahn, Feininger, Wood, Hofmann, Avery, Cadmus, Burchfield, and Lawrence."--Jacket
Moving pictures : American art and early film, 1880-1910 by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication explores the complex relationship between American art and early film. From the photographs of Muybridge, Marey, and Eakins of the 1880s, to the first films of the 1890s which drew from established conventions of American art, to the New York films and art of the first decades of the twentieth century, the struggle between art and film both polarized and inspired the artists of its era."--Jacket
Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast : a catalogue raisonné by Carol Clark( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt : prints and drawings from the collection of Ambroise Vollard by Mary Cassatt( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prendergast in Italy by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Charles Prendergast from the collections of the Williams College Museum of Art & Mrs. Charles Prendergast by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monet and American impressionism( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of leisure : Maurice Prendergast in the Williams College Museum of Art by Williams College( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt and the "modern madonna" of the nineteenth century by Nancy Mowll Mathews( )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt : friends and family by Nancy Mowll Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mathews, Nancy M.

Mowll Mathews, Nancy

Mowll Mathews, Nancy 1947-

Nancy Mowll Mathews American art critic, curator, professor, and television host

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English (136)

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Mary Cassatt : a lifeMaurice PrendergastPaul Gauguin : an erotic lifeMary CassattAmerican dreams : American art to 1950 in the Williams College Museum of ArtMoving pictures : American art and early film, 1880-1910Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast : a catalogue raisonnéMary Cassatt : prints and drawings from the collection of Ambroise Vollard