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The representation of the struggling artist in America, 1800-1865

Author: Erika Schneider
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes how American painters, sculptors, and writers depicted their response to a democratic society that failed to support them financially and intellectually, employing the struggling or starving artist image to satirize the country's lack of patronage and immortalize their own struggle.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Schneider
ISBN: 9781611494129 1611494125
OCLC Number: 898424395
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Temple University, 2007) under the title: Starving for recognition : the representation of struggling artists in America, 1810-1865.
Description: x, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the mythology of privation --
Political beginnings : "You have come a great way to starve" --
Man enough : "Beggers are not to be choosers" --
Compromise : "Paint for the many, not for the few" --
Respite abroad : "Though they feed my body ... they starve my soul" --
Reading between the lines : "American patrons, pshaw! American critics, bah!"
Responsibility: Erika Schneider.

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This book analyzes how American painters, sculptors, and writers, active between 1800 and 1865, depicted their response to a democratic society that failed to adequately support them financially and  Read more...

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This is an invaluable study of a key image in American culture before the Civil War: the trope of the starving artist as he was rejected by American society, encouraged by institutions, and Read more...

 
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