AMERICAN PAINTING IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY by John I. H. Baur

AMERICAN PAINTING IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An outgrowth of a brochure accompanying a post-war exhibit of American Painting in Germany makes a compact study of different trends in the United States during the last century and their various exponents. Rather arbitrarily, but admittedly so, Mr. Baur divides the period into eight distinct trends: romantic realism, the realism of the tonalists, genre, still life and late portrait painters, the romanticism of the mystics, primitives, and the visual realism of the impressionists. To many, the work of such painters as the romantic realists of the Hudson River School, of Peale and Harnett, two contrasting still life painters, of Hicks as the foremost of our primitives, or of the impressionists Whistler and Homer- will be familiar. Those to whom it is new will be well rewarded by reading this short introductory volume.

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1953
Publisher: Praeger