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American painters on technique : the colonial period to 1860

Author: Lance Mayer; Gay Myers
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive study of an important but largely unknown part of the history of American art: the materials and techniques used by American painters. It is based on extensive research into primary and secondary sources, including artist' recipe books, letters, journals, and painting manuals, many of which are unpublished and/or little known to scholars. In interpreting this mass of evidence, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Mayer; Gay Myers
ISBN: 9781606060773 1606060775
OCLC Number: 698451507
Description: xiii, 249 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Provincial painters and European connections --
Benjamin West and his influence --
Americans in the old world : Copley, the Peales, and Trumbull --
Gilbert Stuart : The first American old master --
Washington Allston :" the painter poet" --
Sully, the old masters, and "tone" --
The "experimentalists" --
Thomas Sully : compiler and experimenter --
John Neagle : the methodical experimenter --
Rembrandt Peale : experimenter and entrepreneur --
Store-bought supplies and new materials in the 1830s,1840s, and 1850s --
Thomas Cole : "the best landscape painter in the world" --
William Sydney Mount : "stamped with an entirely American character."
Responsibility: Lance Mayer and Gay Myers.

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