American West in Art



This volume collects a selection of works of art produced in the western United States belonging to the collection of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art housed in the Denver Art Museum. This collection is one of the richest and most substantial in the world on this subject, thanks to its outstanding bronze sculptures, early modern works, and contributions from the artistic communities of Tao and Santa Fe. The central theme of the book is the period stretching from the beginning of the 19th century to the mid-20th century. More than 200 pages of portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, and depictions of a still-intact wilderness make evident the diversity of the collection. The narrative proceeds chronologically, presenting early luminaries such as Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, and Charles M. Russell; Robert Henri and the artists of the TAO community; and prominent modernist painters, including Maynard Dixon, Marsden Hartley, and Raymond Jonson. Numerous illustrations and expert interpretations chronicle the artistic, cultural, and identarian climate in the western United States during this period. A prologue by historian Dan Flores and an epilogue by art historian Erika Doss describe the vaster context in which to view this rich history of American art. AUTHORS: Jennifer R. Henneman is the Associate Curator at the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum. She received her doctoral degree in 19th-century British and American Art and Visual Culture at the University of Washington in 2016 and her MA in Art History at Richmond, the American International University in London, in 2007. Thomas Brent Smith is director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Since joining the Denver Art Museum in 2008, Smith has led the department to unprecedented growth. During his tenure, the collection has grown to national importance through the procurement of strategic acquisitions and significant gifts, including the Henry Roath and Dr. George C. and Catherine M. Peck collections. 200 colour images


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  • : 9788874399369
  • : November 2020
  • : 26.70 cmmm X 21.60 cmmm
  • : books

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  • : en
  • : 244