American Panorama Art


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Panorama Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley: The Last of the Mississippi Panoramas; essay by Janeen Turk (8/13/12)

Restoring an American Treasure: The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (7/25/12)

Panorama of the American Landscape by William Dunlap (8/12/04)

Panoramic Sensibilities in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Painting, essay by Leo G. Mazow (3/31/03)

C.C.A. Christensen's Panoramas (1/6/03)

Movies for Manifest Destiny: The Moving Panorama Phenomenon in America, essay by Kevin J. Avery (9/20/01)

The Panorama's Progress: The History of Kyle & Dallas's Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress, essay by Tom Hardiman (7/24/01)

The Grand Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress (8/16/99)

Expanded Visions: The Panoramic Photograph (1998)


TFAO references:

As of 7/25/12 the TFAO Digital Library contained 179 pages referencing the word "panorama."


From other websites:

Moving panorama to open at Saco Museum, from The Portland Press Herald., June 18, 2012. Accessed August, 2015.

Moving Pictures: C.C.A Christensen's Mormon Panorama is a 2015 exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art which says: "C.C.A. Christensen is best known for his panorama tracing the events of early Church history, from Joseph Smith's first vision to the pioneers' entrance into the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847. He created 23 dramatic scenes -- of which 22 survive -- depicting the miracles and persecutions of the young Church. C.C.A. based his work on accounts from early Church members, some of whom had been eyewitnesses to the events." Accessed 3/17

The Panorama: History of a Mass Medium, by Stephan Oetterman, Zone Books, 1997: reviewed by Russell A. Potter. Accessed August, 2015.

Panorama Companies and Painters, from Museum of Wisconsin Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Panoramic painting from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.


DVD/VHS videos:

Visiting...With Huell Howser #911 - PANORAMA is a 28 minute 2007 video by Huell Howser Productions, which says on its webte: "Sara Velas is an artist with one passion--panoramas. On a drive through Hollywood, Velas looked past the round, kitschy, South Pacific design of the building at 5553 Hollywood Boulevard, and saw the perfect rotunda for a panorama. Velas shares her knowledge of this popular Victorian art form with Huell, as well as her inspired painting of the Los Angeles basin housed inside the Tswuun Tswuun Rotunda."

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