Young America: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000 - Art - 109 pages
Tracing the transformation of the colonies into nationhood between the 1760s and the Civil War, this volume's classic paintings from America reveal the traits, ideals and ambitions of a young people. Early Federal portraits, serene landscapes and genre paintings document an ever-expanding range of issues, including the impact that industrial issues had in altering the American landscape. Works by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, Elihu Vedder, Jasper Cropsey, Horatio Greenough, Hiram Powers, Samuel Colman and others are also shown.

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These picture books accompany four of the eight exhibitions traveling through 2002 while the National Museum of American Art undergoes renovation. They cover periods or themes in American art and ... Read full review

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Amy Pastan is an independent writer, editor, and book producer. She is former acquisitions editor for art and humanities at the Smithsonian Institution Press. She lives in the metropolitan D.C. area.

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