American Collage Art



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Collage 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:

Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz (5/29/09)

Notes on the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries: Paintings by Jeffrey Kronsnoble; essay by Jay Williams (5/13/08)

Notes on the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries: Paintings by Jeffrey Kronsnoble (5/12/08)

Jane Hammond: Paper Work (7/27/07)

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination (12/5/06)

The Art of Eric Carle (9/5/06)

Robert Rauschenberg: Combines (11/7/05)

Romare Bearden: Enchanter in Time (10/13/05)

Addition of "Photographic Collage" by World-Renowned Thorney Lieberman to the Collection of the Rockwell Museum of Western Art (10/6/05)

People and Places: The Art of Donald Saaf & Julia Zanes; essay by Susan Calabria (8/15/05)

Inez Storer; article by Stephen Glueckert (8/1/05)

Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post-War America (7/7/03)

Alters of My Ancestors (2/25/03)

Julie Speed and the Art of Transformation; essay by Edmund P. Pillsbury, Ph.D (2/25/03)

Johanna Nitzke Marquis and Richard Marquis: A Commentary on Nature and the Indy 500 (1/3/03)

Mint Museum of Art Receives Six Romare Bearden Paintings (9/9/02)

Broken Silences: The Collages of Paul Jenkins (12/9/00)

Robert Van Vranken: Silent Paintings (11/4/00)

Echoes: The Art of David C. Driskell (10/16/00)

Miriam Schapiro: A Retrospective of Paintings 1954 - 1997 (11/24/99)

Miriam Schapiro: Works on Paper, A Thirty Year Retrospective (9/11/99)

Cut from the Cloth of Life: The Fabric Collages of Elizabeth B. Noyce (7/26/99)


Online information from sources other than Resource Library:

Benny Andrews: Mix Master: Collage and Line Drawings from the Collection of Professor Edward J. Littlejohn is a 2018 exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg which says: "Benny Andrews was a master of mixing styles and mediums, and known particularly for his innovative use of collage in his paintings and works on paper." Also see artist's estate website. Accessed 6/18

Bernice Massé Rosenthal: Collage/Assemblage is a 2019 exhibit at the University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst which says: "Rosenthal's work, comprised primarily of wood assemblages, some painted, others natural, include both free-standing and wall sculptures. Her intent is to engage the viewer by introducing kinetic possibilities and by making two or three-part pieces that can be rearranged." Also see article from The Lincoln County News  Accessed 5/19

Colette Fu: We Are Tiger Dragon People is a 2019 exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art  which says: "The centerpiece of We Are Tiger Dragon People is the world's largest pop-up book titled Tao Hua Yuan Ji, which measures roughly 14 x 21 feet when open. This massive paper structure, inspired by a Jin Dynasty poem about a secret utopian valley, depicts a cave ensconced in giant peach blossoms that Fu visited in 2008. Standing nearly 5-feet tall at its apex, the paper cave is large enough to crawl inside."  Accessed 4/19

The Cutting Edge: Collage is a 2018 exhibit at the Richmond Art Center which says: "The century of collage that began with George Braque and Pablo Picasso taking wallpaper or newspaper directly to drawing or painting opened a floodgate of exploration and expression making use of diverse materials in concert. Of today's moment, the seven artists in The Cutting Edge exhibition sharpen their vision employing scissors and wit, glue and gumption." Accessed 4/18

Fred Tomaselli is a 2019 exhibit at the Joslyn Art Museum which says: "Rich with the complex patterns for which Tomaselli became known early in his career, the compositions from the ongoing newspaper series ponder the absurdity of news cycles and provide the artist an opportunity to respond to a variety of issues, from regional anecdotes to global crises."  Also see entry from Wikipedia Accessed 4/19

Henry Darger's Orphans and the Construction of Race is a 2017 exhibit at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art which says: "Intuit's exhibition Henry Darger's Orphans and the Construction of Race centers on Darger's late collages, which include photographic reproductions of Asian "war-orphans" in Korea and Vietnam. The collages offer an anguished reflection on the complicated aftermath of war, representations of race and ethnicity, Darger's thwarted real-life attempts to adopt a child, and his own victimization as an orphan and reveals how the United States constructed race, particularly whiteness, and childhood." Accessed 9/17

Hints for the Tourist: The Opinions of James Garrett Faulkner is a 2005 exhibit at the Hyde Park Art Center which says: "Working principally in collage since the mid-1980s, Faulkner has draw upon his interests in art, architecture, history, literature and mythology which he has pursued and explored in countless travels abroad to destinations such as Egypt, France, Poland, Turkey, and Yemen." Accessed 12/18

Hung Liu In Print is a 2018 exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts which says: "To make her prints, Liu (b. 1948) uses an array of printing and collage techniques, developing highly textured surfaces, veils of color, and screens of drip marks that transform the figures in each composition. Describing printmaking as "poetry," she emphasizes the spontaneity of the layering process, which allows each image to build organically with each successive layer." Also see press release and website of artist. Accessed 2/18

New England Sky: Alston Conley is a 2017 exhibit at the McMullen Museum of Art which says: "Alston Conley's recent work builds on the landscape tradition established centuries ago in Belgium and the Netherlands, attesting to an enduring desire by artists to "mirror nature" wherever it may be." Accessed 2/19

Prilla Smith Brackett and Amy Ragus: Fractured Visions was a 2015 exhibit at the Danforth Museum of Art,, which says: "Whether using a paintbrush or camera, both Brackett and Ragus mix nature and artifice, employing a collage aesthetic to represent their reality. Prilla Smith Brackett explores the landscape in her paintings to reveal hidden beauty and hard truths, celebrating the natural world while reminding us of its fragility in the face of manmade intrusions. Amy Ragus creates photographic collages based on hundreds of individual images of a given scene." The exhibit catalog is provided online. Accessed 11/16

Ripped: The Allure of Collage, an exhibit held October 29, 2011 - January 8, 2012 at the Heckscher Museum of Art. Includes exhibit resource guide and activity page. Accessed January, 2015


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