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Category: Arts and Drawing

American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

This volume, the first printed catalog of the holdings of American drawings, watercolors, pastels, and collages of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, documents 1,784 works by 645 artists, acquired through 1982. Black-and-white thumbnail illustrations accompany the entries, which are organized chronologically first by the birthdate of the artists and then by the works’ dates of execution.

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Aelbert Cuyp      

This catalog reproduces 45 of Cuyp’s most distinguished paintings and 64 drawings, alongside more than 100 comparative illustrations. Essays by curators and scholars discuss Cuyp’s work in the context of his time, personal background, artistic development, patrons, use of costume, and techniques.

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American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection

In his more than 40 years as a scholar and teacher of American art, John Wilmerding assembled a collection of 51 exceptional paintings and drawings by 19th-century American artists who have been of particular scholarly interest to him. American Masters, which accompanied an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, is the first book to present and document this important collection.

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Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century

This catalog accompanied an exhibition presenting approximately 150 works surveying the last five centuries of European and American art. The exhibition celebrated the breadth and depth of the Gallery’s collecting and showed a selection of the paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs acquired since its 50th anniversary exhibition in 1991.

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American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850–1875: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs

American Light makes a fresh and comprehensive examination of the culminating phase of Hudson River painting, now commonly called luminism. Bringing together a group of pictures with a shared interest in the radiant effects of light and atmosphere, this publication examines the principles of luminist style as seen in paintings, drawings, and photography of the period.

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