American Gold and Silver Art


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

Gems of Generations; with article by Twig Johnson (3/3/05)

Virgil Ortiz: Le Renaissance Indigene (8/13/04)

The Art of Gold (2/24/04)

The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years (6/24/03)

The Art of Tiffany (6/27/01)

Elegant Fantasy: The Jewelry of Arline Fisch (2/16/00)

Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade, 1848-1858 (9/6/99)

Olga de Amaral: Woven Gold (2/22/99)

Silver & Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush (11/6/98)

Art of the Gold Rush (11/5/98)

Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the Califomia Gold Rush (8/8/98)

Torch Songs: Fifty Years of Northwest Jewelry:Messengers of Modemism: American Studio Jewelry 1940-1960 (7/21/98)

California, Art of the Gold Rush (11/97)


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As of 12/5/13 TFAO Digital Library contained


From other websites: sells a great many of the American art books in print. Amazon has a feature that allows people on the Web to read text inside books. To use this feature, search in "books," then enter title of book. When book is selected go to "look inside" and read sample pages of the book selected, which may include color images of the front cover, front flap, table of contents, excerpt such as the introduction chapter, alphabetical index, back flap and back cover. Also, some books have a word search feature, which enables registered individuals to search inside the books and pull up individual pages containing the selected words. [Click here for more on's project and other digitizing initiatives.] See the following book: Saddlemaker to the Stars: The Leather and Silver Art of Edward H. Bohlin by James H. Nottage (includes excerpt) Accessed August, 2015.


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