American Drawings and Prints: From Benjamin West to Edward by Evan Bates

By Evan Bates

This good-looking retrospective deals a cheap treasury of approximately a hundred works through the nation's top and most well-liked artists. starting from the colonial period to the early 20th century, it positive factors drawings by means of nameless people artists in addition to such well-known figures as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Kent, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.
Skyscrapers, smokestacks, site visitors, and different urban scenes commence the gathering, in a series of pictures that trap the energy of city existence, together with John Marin's Woolworth Building and Brooklyn Bridge, Joseph Stella's Pittsburgh Winter, and Adolf Dehn's Art Lovers and Artistes’ Café. Lithographs of landscapes and nation vignettes characteristic the works of supply wooden, Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and different famous Regionalists. a sequence of snap shots encompasses a chalk drawing via John Singleton Copley of a nobleman in addition to a research through Thomas Eakins for his masterpiece, The Gross Clinic. The anthology concludes with an attractive choice of folks and delusion paintings, encouraged via scenes from mythology, Shakespeare, and the Bible.

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