Three Centuries of American Prints : From the National Gallery of Art
'The innovative and handsomely illustrated companion volume makes its own lasting impression' - Antiques and the Arts Weekly
Since opening in 1941, the Gallery has amassed an outstanding collection of American prints representing the history of American art from the early 18th century to the present. The Gallery's American print collection has grown from nearly 1,900 prints in 1950 to more than 22,500 prints today.
This book brings together nearly 200 American prints - highlights from that collection - representing more than 100 artists, and dating from the colonial era to the present day. The artists featured range from Paul Revere through James McNeil Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, and Kara Walker.
Lending context, twelve contributing authors discuss the varied themes in American art. Biographies of the artists and a glossary of printmaking terms are also featured.
- Authors: Judith Brodie, Curator and head of the Department of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art and Amy Johnston, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art
- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500239520
- Product Dimensions: 29.0 x 24.5 cm