America's Old Masters

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Courier Corporation, 1967 - Art - 365 pages
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Profiles the four eighteenth-century painters who earned the earliest international acclaim for American art.
 

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James Flexner first wrote this book (since revised) in 1939, when he says that it was agreed that the United States had produced no worthy art, certainly not back in the late 18th and early 19th ... Read full review

America's old masters: Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale and Gilbert Stuart

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Though Flexner is now recognized as a master, this 1939 title was his first volume on American art. In it he profiles Benjamin West (1738-1820), John Singleton Copely (1738-1815), Charles Wilson Peale ... Read full review

Contents

Selfportrait
15
I
19
Conversation Piece
21
Death of Socrates
34
sT Thomas Mifllin
48
Ralph Izard and His Friends
56
The Death of Wolfe
66
The Bathing Place at Ramsgate engraved by Birch 57
70
v Anatomical Drawing
114
v Mary Warner ?
124
III
127
The Ingenious Mr Peale
171
IV
206
On Desperate Seas
247
Appendix
315
BENJAMIN WESTS AMERICAN
325

sT Ascension of Christ sketch
82
Boy with Squirrel
102
Watson and the Shark
106
Acknowledgments
341
Index
359
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A National Book Award Laureate; Recipient of a Special Pulitzer Prize Citation; Winner of the Society of American Historians' Parkman Prize, the Gold Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "Eminence in Biography

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