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The Formation of American Artistic Identity in the Late Colonial and Early National Era
Susan Rather, University of Texas, Austin

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The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era (Book)
Title: The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era
Author: Susan Rather
Abstract: What did it mean to be an American artist in the 18th- and early-19th-century transatlantic world? In this first comprehensive art-historical study of the subject, Susan Rather examines the status of artists from different geographical, professional, and material perspectives: portrait painting in Boston and London, the trade of art in Philadelphia and New York, the negotiability and usefulness of colonial American identity in Italy and London, and the shifting representation of artists in and from the former British colonies after the Revolutionary War, when London remained the most important cultural touchstone. The book interweaves nuanced analysis of well-known artists (John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart, among others) with accounts of non-elite painters and ephemeral texts and images such as painted signs and advertisements, all well represented in this richly illustrated book. Throughout, Rather questions the validity of the term "American,” which she sees as provisional—the product of an evolving, multifaceted cultural construction.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/american-school-artists-and-status-in-the-late-colonial-and-early-national-era/oclc/910504269&referer=brief_results
Access Model: Purchase
Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780300214611
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era (book) (Blog Post)
Title: The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era (book)
Author: Susan Rather
Abstract: (I already made a separate entry for the book)
Date: 4/6/2016
Primary URL: http://artbooks.yupnet.org/2016/04/06/cover-story-design-content-and-the-american-school/
Blog Title: "Cover Story: Design, Content, and The American School"
Website: Yale@RTbooks


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