Ohio Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
Texts contained in Resource Library by named authors listed by author name in alphabetical order:
Drawn to Perfection: Jean and Paul Ulen and the Slade School Legacy in Cleveland by Christopher Bedford and Marianne Berardi
Ohio Impressionists and Post-Impressionists by James M. Keny
The Forest City Rises: Symbol and Value in Cleveland's First Pictures by David Steinberg
Fine Art in an Industrial Age by David Steinberg
Articles contained in Resource Library without named authors listed by article name in alphabetical order:
The Acquisitive Eye: Collecting Ohio Artists
Art in Chicago: Resisting Regionalism, Transforming Modernism
Brush with Light: Watercolor Painters of Northeast Ohio
A Brush With Light: Watercolor Painters of Northeast Ohio at Riffe Gallery
Cleveland Artists Foundation
In a Clear Light: The Triumph of Ohio Watercolor Painters, 1880 to 1967
Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:
Please click on the name of each source to view articles and essays related to that source:
Akron Art Museum
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Art Institute of Chicago
Butler Institute of American Art
Canton Museum of Art
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cleveland Artists Foundation
Cleveland Museum of Art (As of April, 2011 CAF says on its Web site that it plans to install there "...biographical information about artists of the Northeast Ohio region. The database includes all artists in the collection of CAF as well as other regional artists of Ohio.")
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Columbus Museum of Art
Dayton Art Institute
Kennedy Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery
Ohio Historical Society
Southern Ohio Museum
Taft Museum of Art
Toledo Museum of Art
Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University
Other online information:
Art Club (also known as the Old Bohemians and the City Hall Colony) in Cleveland from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Brush & Palette Club from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Cleveland Area History: Cleveland Artists in Zoar, Ohio from Christopher Busta-Peck
Cleveland School refers to the local arts community of Northeast Ohio. This Wikipedia page contains a list of historic artists.
The Cleveland School - Watercolor and Clay by William Robinson, from Teaching Cleveland Institute [posted 1/21/13]
Cleveland Society of Artists from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Cowan Pottery from Cowan Pottery Museum Associates
Cowan Pottery School from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Early Ohio Artists Marker from Historical Marker Database
Extraordinary Gifts: Selected Cincinnati Paintings from the Proctor & Gamble Company from the Cincinnati Art Museum [Link from www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org found expired as of 3/1/12 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for your reference]
James L. Murphy, "Did Roseville's National Pottery Make Art Ware? The Unanswered Question," Roseville Legend, Fall 2001: 6-7., accessed in 2013 from the Knowledge Bank, Ohio State University
James L. Murphy, "Ford Ceramic Arts Columbus, Ohio," The Journal of the American Art Pottery Association 14, no. 2 (1998): 12-14., accessed in 2013 from the Knowledge Bank, Ohio State University
James L. Murphy, "Zanesville Stoneware Company Closes After 115 Years," Journal of the American Art Pottery Association 18, no. 6 (2002): 12-16., accessed in 2013 from the Knowledge Bank, Ohio State University
Kokoon Arts Club from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Mural Art in Cleveland from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Ohio artists collected by Kevin Daniel
Ohio's Artistic Tradition from The Turner Foundation
Ohio History Central includes biographies of artists in its Arts and Entertainment section. Search on the page with the keyword "artist."
Ohio Statehouse from Wikipedia
Paintings by Ohio Artists from Ohio Historical Society
Print Club of Cleveland from The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Rookwood Pottery Company from Wikipedia
Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:
The Cincinnati Wing: The Story of Art in the Queen City, By Julie Aronson, Anita J. Ellis, Jennifer Howe. Published by Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio University Press, 2003. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 8, 2007. ISBN 0821414887, 9780821414880. 227 pages. Google Books says: "This lavishly illustrated volume showcases the rich cultural history of Cincinnati, one of America's foremost art centers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"
Extraordinary Gifts: Selected Cincinnati Paintings from the Procter & Gamble Company, Published by Cincinnati Art Museum,, 2003, 15 pages.
Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, By Mary Sayre Haverstock, Jeannette Mahoney Vance, Brian L. Meggitt, Jeffrey Weidman, Oberlin College Library. Compiled by Mary Sayre Haverstock. Contributor Mary Sayre Haverstock, Jeannette Mahoney Vance, Jeffrey Weidman. Published by Kent State University Press, 2000. ISBN 0873386167, 9780873386166. 1066 pages
Yet Still We Rise: African American Art in Cleveland 1920-1970, by by Alfred L. Bright, Samuel W. Black, Pamela McKee. catalogue and exhibition. Cleveland: Cleveland Artists Foundation, 1996.
Cowan Pottery and the Cleveland School, by Bassett, Mark and Victoria Naumann. Atglen, PA. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1996.
Transformations in Cleveland Art 1796-1946, by Robinson, William H. and David Steinberg. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1996
Cleveland as a Center of Regional American Art: Symposium Presented by the Cleveland Artists Foundation at the Cleveland Museum of Art, November 13 and 14, 1993. Cleveland: The Foundation, 1994.
Fine Arts in Cleveland: An Illustrated History, By Witchey, Holly Rarick with John Vacha.. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, IN, 1994.
Triumph of Color and Light: Ohio Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, By James M. Keny, Columbus: Columbus Museum of Art and Keny Galleries, 1994.
Ohio Pioneer Artists: A Pictorial Review. By Jane Sikes Hageman,.Cincinnati: Ohio Furniture Makers, 1993.
Chicago Works: Art from the Windy City, By Joyce Fernandes, Erie Art Museum. Published 1989 by Erie Art Museum. Art, American. 52 pages. ISBN:096166231X
Panorama of Cincinnati Art, 1850-1950, By Cincinnati Art Galleries, Published by Cincinnati Art Galleries, 1986. 36 pages
A Clevelander Collects Clevelanders: An Exhibit from the Collection of Joseph and Elsie Erdelac, By Joseph M Erdelac, Elsie Erdelac, Kenneth C. Beck Center for the Cultural Arts. Published by Kenneth C. Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, 1984
Print-A-Month, Cleveland Printmakers, 1932-26, April 16-May 21, 1982, by Campbell, Margaret Mary. John Carroll University, 1982
Celebrate Cincinnati Art: In Honor of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1881-1981, By Kenneth R. Trapp, Cincinnati Art Museum, Published by Cincinnati Art Museum, 1982. 89 pages
Images of Historical Cincinnati, By Gale E Peterson, Laura L Chace, Daniel Hurley, Ohio First National Bank Center (Cincinnati). Published by First National Bank Center, 1981. Google Books says: "Compiled by Gale E. Peterson, director, Laura L. Chace, librarian, Daniel Hurley, education coordinator"--P. .
Outdoor Sculpture in Ohio, By Richard N. Campen. Published by West Summit Press, 1980. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. ISBN 0960135626, 9780960135622. 175 pages
A Survey of Public Monuments in Cleveland, By Helen B. Lybarger. Published by Early Settlers Association of Cleveland and the Western Reserve, 1980. 16 pages
The Golden Age: Cincinnati Painters of the Nineteenth Century Represented in the Cincinnati Art Museum, By Cincinnati Art Museum. Published by Cincinnati Art Museum, 1979. 221 pages. Google Books says: "Catalogue of an exhibition held Oct. 6, 1979-Jan. 13, 1980."
The Ladies, God Bless 'em: The Women's Art Movement in Cincinnati in the Nineteenth Century - Cincinnati Art Museum, February 19-April 18, 1976 [exhibition], By Cincinnati Art Museum, Carol Macht, Deborah D. Long, Kenneth R. Trapp. Published by Cincinnati Art Museum, 1976. 69 pages
"New Deal Art in Cleveland" Federal Art in Cleveland, by Marling, Karal Ann. Cleveland: Cleveland Public Library. 1974.
A Study of the Cosmopolitan Art Association, 1954-1861, By Doris Preis Rubinow. Published by D.P. Rubinow, 1962
Painters in Ohio, 1788-1860: With a Biographical Index ..., By Donald Ralph MacKenzie. Published by Ohio State University, 1961. 560 pages
Painters in Ohio, 1788-1860, with a biographical index. By Donald Ralph MacKenzie. PhD dissertation, Ohio State University, 1960.
Cincinnati in Bronze, By George P. Stimson, William R. Randall. Illustrated by William R. Randall. Published by W.R. Randall, 1959. 30 pages
Ohio Women: Their Portraits and Paintings, By Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, Ohio State Museum, Ohio State Museum, Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. Published by Ohio State Museum, 1956. 19 pages
Ohio Subjects and Ohio Artists: 18th and 19th Century Painting - an Exhibit Presented at the Ohio State Museum, February 8-June 1, 1953, By Ohio State Museum, Ohio State Museum. Published by Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society in association with the Ohio Sesquicentennial Commission, 1953. 23 pages
Oil Paintings by Cleveland Artists, by Arnot Art Museum - Painting, American - 1943. Catalog of an exhibition held Mar., 1943.
Ohio Painters of the Past, by Butler Institute of American Art, Butler Institute of American Art - Painting, American - 1942. Catalog of an exhibition held Mar. 20-Apr. 12, 1942.
Traveling Exhibition of Water Colors by Cleveland Artists, by Arnot Art Museum - Watercolor painting, American - 1932. Catalog of an exhibition held May, 1932.
Ohio Art and Artists, by Edna Maria Clark. Publisher: Garrett & Massie (1932).
Capitol Guide Catalogue of the Paintings and Portraits of the Governors of Ohio in the Ohio State Capitol, By Emma J. Hollingsworth, Ohio State Library, Ohio State Library. Published by The F. J. Heer printing company, 1910. 105 pages. Google Books says: "Contains also portraits and sketches of other prominent men of Ohio."
A Sketch of the Women's Art Museum Association of Cincinnati, L877-1886, By Women's Art Museum Association of Cincinnati, Elizabeth Williams Perry, Women's Art Museum Association of Cincinnati. Published by R. Clarke, 1886. Original from the University of California. Digitized Dec 4, 2007. 134 pages. Google Books offers a Full View of this book.
Marianne Berardi & Christopher Bedford: "The Politics of Power in in Cleveland's Art World" American Art Review March-April 2004 (Volume XVI, Number 2)
Marianne Berardi: "The Union Club of Cleveland" American Art Review September-October 2005 (Volume XVII, Number 5)
Barbara Novak & Louis Zona: "A Portrait of America: The Nation & Ohio" American Art Review January-February 2007 (Volume XIX, Number 1)
William H. Robinson: "Watercolor Painters of Northeast Ohio" American Art Review March-April 1999 (Volume XI, Number 2)
William H. Robinson: "The Triumph of Ohio Watercolor Painters" American Art Review May-June 2003 (Volume XV, Number 3)
Randi E. Sherman: "New Deal Sculpture and Ceramics in Cleveland, 1933-1943" American Art Review July-August 1975 (Volume II, Number 4)
Gregory Thorp: "Cincinnati Union Terminal's Mosaic Panorama" American Art Review August 1977 (Volume IV, Number 2)
Kathryn A. Wat: "American Paintings from the Akron Art Museum" American Art Review September-October 2004 (Volume XVI, Number 5)
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