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The American West in art
Denver Art Museum Author
Smith, Thomas Brent Editor
Henneman, Jennifer R. Editor
Petrie Institute of Western American Art Contributor
West (U.S.)--In art--Catalogs
Art, American--Catalogs
Petrie Institute of Western American Art--Catalogs.
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Art, American--West (U.S.)--Catalogs.--19th century
Art, American--West (U.S.)--Catalogs.--20th century
West (U.S.)--In art
West United States
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Art, American
West United States
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Genre Form
catalogs (documents)
works of art
Catalogs fst01423692
Ĺ’uvres d'art
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Illustrative Content
Geographic Coverage
West (U.S.)
LCC: N8214.5.U6 D47 2020
DDC: 709.7807478883 full
Supplementary Content
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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 Taos 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.0More 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.00Exhibition: The present volume will accompany a series of exhibitions beginning in 2020, as well as the inauguration of the new Western American section at the Denver Art Museum in 2021.
Table Of Contents
Prologue: the West was old before its art was new / Dan Flores
Gooing to Washington / Molly Medakovich
Going West / Jennifer R. Henneman
Alfred Jacob Miller: travels West, paints East / Molly Medakovich
Idealizing and adventuring: early American bronzes / Jennifer R. Henneman
The bison: symbol of change / Molly Medakovich
Painting the American Eden / Jennifer R. Henneman
The Hudson River School goes west / Jennifer R. Henneman
Barbed wire and borders / Jennifer R. Henneman
Creating the Old West / Jennifer R. Henneman
Shaping the Old West in bronze / Molly Medakovich
Illustrating the Old West / Molly Medakovich
Taos Society of Artists: the beginning / Molly Medakovich
A romantic vision / Molly Medakovich
Taos Society of Artists: the Munich men / Thomas Brent Smith
Dunton's bears / Molly Medakovich
Reapers by Kenneth Miller Adams / Molly Medakovich
Mabel Dodge Luhan and Modernists come to Taos / Thomas Brent Smith
Influence and independence: modernists in New Mexico / Thomas Brent Smith
Robert Henri's ideals of art in Santa Fe / Thomas Brent Smith
William Penhallow Henderson's multiple mediums / Molly Medakovich
The American scene 1920s-1940s / Jennifer R. Henneman
Raymond Jonson: transcendental painting / Molly Medakovich
Epilogue: Old West, New West: postwar and contemporary American artists / Erika Doss.
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Denver Art Museum The American West in art