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Whistler to Cassatt American painters in France edited by Timothy J. Standring

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Standring, Timothy J. 1950-  Search this
Host institution:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 245 pages illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits 29 x 27 cm
Exhibition catalogs
United States
19th century
20th century
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Denver Art Museum, November 14, 2021-March 13, 2022, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, April 16-July 31, 2022
Directors' foreword / Christoph Heinrich and Alex Nyerges -- Facture in Paris / Timothy J. Standring -- The training of nineteenth-century American painters at the EĢcole des Beaux-Arts / Emmanuelle Brugerolles -- James McNeill Whistler: A conduit between France and America / Suzanne Singletary -- Why Paris became the center of American art in the gilded age / Randall C. Griffin -- A portrait of the artist as a young woman: The Franco-American experience, 1871-1914 / Susan J. Rawles -- "The Great Annual Exhibition": American painters and American impressionism at the Paris salon / Benjamin W. Colman -- Checklist -- Essay notes -- Selected readings -- Curators' acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Index -- Image credits
"In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American artists flocked to France in search of instruction, critical acclaim, and patronage. Some, including James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt, became highly regarded in the French press, advancing their careers on both sides of the Atlantic. Others, notably William Merritt Chase, John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and Thomas Wilmer Dewing, part of the association known as The Ten, found success working in the style of the French Impressionists, while Henry Ossawa Tanner, Cecilia Beaux, and Elizabeth Jane Gardner focused on genre and history subjects. This richly illustrated volume offers a sophisticated examination of cultural and aesthetic exchange as it highlights many figures, including artists of color and women, who were left out of previous histories. Celebrated scholars from both American and French institutions detail the complex history and diverse styles of these expatriate artists, styles ranging from conservative academic modes to Tonalism, and provide original perspectives on this fertile period of creativity, expanding our understanding of what constitutes American art."--Provided by publisher
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