Realism in American Art
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As of 3/24/12 TFAO Digital Library contained
From other web sites:
American realism, from Wikipedia, Accessed 3/14
Beyond Realism: The Works of Kent Bellows 1970-2005, an exhibit held 9/25/2010 - 1/16/2011 at the Joslyn Art Museum. Accessed February, 2015
"Classical Realism, A Living Artistic Tradition" by Stephen Gjertson, from Art Renewal Center. Accessed 3/14
Contemporary Realism - America, Emerged in the Late 1960's/Early 1970's, from Artcyclopedia.com
A Formal Realist: The Work of John Dubrow, an exhibit held March 1 - May 19, 2013 at the Demuth Museum. Includes press coverage. Accessed 9/14
"Gammell and His Students" by Peter Bougie, from Art Renewal Center. Accessed 3/14
Harold Reddicliffe: Paintings from Three Decades, an exhibit held November, 2010 at the Boston University Art Gallery. Accessed May, 2014
"Hirschl & Adler: Realism Revisited, The Florence Academy of Art" by Sherry L. Ross, from Art Renewal Center. Accessed 3/14
How to Make a World: Jaron Childs, an exhibit held January 17 - March 30, 2014 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Includes exhibit brochure and video interview. Accessed March, 2015
Magic Realism 1943 to 1950's, from Artcyclopedia.com
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, an exhibit held February 28, 2014 - August 17, 2014 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Includes video and blog entry. Accessed April, 2015.
"Nelson Shanks: Humanist Realist" by Kathryn Manzo, from Art Renewal Center. Accessed 3/14
Realism from AskART
Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective, an exhibit held Jun 26, 2005 - Aug 28, 2005 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Accessed March, 2015.
Social Realism -America, 1930's, from Artcyclopedia.com
Realism Now: Traditions & Departures, Mentors and Protégés; 46 pages; 54 color, 1 b&w plate; Nov. 2003; Realism Now: Traditions & Departures, Mentors and Protégés, Part II; 46 pages; 52 color, 2 b&w plate; May 2004, from Vose Galleries, LLC Accessed July, 2014
Realist Prints and Drawings by Robert Henri and His Circle, an exhibit held January 9 - May 16, 2006 at the Brooklyn Museum. From the Brooklyn Museum website. Information includes exhibit highlights. Accessed May, 2014
Richard Estes' Realism, an exhibit held May 22, 2014 to September 7, 2014 at the Portland Museum of Art. Includes online video featuring Jessica May, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Accessed April, 2015.
Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, an exhibit held January 19 - April 14, 2013 at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University. Includes artist biographies. Accessed 9/14.
To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America, an exhibit held March 11, 2011 - September 5, 2011 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Includes online blog, online video and press coverage. Accessed April, 2015.
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, an exhibit held July 1, 2012 - September 16, 2012 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Includes 7:29 video of a conversation featuring Mark Cole, Associate Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, and several images of works in the exhibit. Accessed 8/14
"Why Realism?" by Frederick Ross, February 7, 2014 Artists Keynote Address to Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, from Art Renewal Center. Accessed 3/14
and these books
The Boston Painters, 1900-1930, by R. H. Ives Gammell
New Horizons in American Realism, By Christopher R. Young. Published 1991 by Flint Institute of Arts. 94 pages. ISBN 0939896117. Exhibition held at the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Mich., June 2 - July 21, 1991 ; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Fla., Nov. 24, 1991 - Jan. 20, 1992 ; and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 1 - April 12, 1992. Book information courtesy of Google Books.
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