American Art Review Study Project

Volumes XI through XVI


About the project

Since the 2009 completion date of the American Art Review Study Project: Volumes V through X, much additional knowledge has been published in Resource Library concerning artists and topics. The Volumes XI (January-February 1999) through XVI (November-December 2004) project is more discerning than the previous project, seeking to help fill in remaining gaps in knowledge within Resource Library. In this project TFAO volunteers locate copyright owners of American Art Review articles, or catalogue essays from which those articles were derived, secure permission to reprint the texts online, obtain the texts already in digital format and then publish them in Resource Library.

Some procedures in this study project are similar to the Volumes V through X study project. Since volunteers are conducting this project, many procedures concerning independent contractors are not relevant.



Please see TFAO's Author Study and Index to locate author names connected to American Art Review articles and related articles or essays published in Resource Library.


Wilson Henry Irvine and the Poetry of Light; essay by Harold Spencer is the complete essay from which an article, published in American Art Review's July-August 98 edition, was derived.
John Haberle: Museum Accession; article by Harriet G. Warkel is the same article published in American Art Review's September-October 2003 edition.

Project Status

Last author/article reviewed in author alphabetical order:
Tritobia Hayes Benjamin
"Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Art" American Art Review May-June 2003 (Volume XV, Number 3) NI
Articles awaiting reply for which inquiry letter has been sent:
Jeffrey W. Andersen
"Charles & Mary Ebert, Color, Light & Atmosphere" American Art Review September-October 96 (status)
Joan Archer
"Women of Vision - A Century of Painting on Cape Cod" American Art Review March-April 2002 (Volume XIV, Number 2) (status)
D. Scott Atkinson
"San Diego in the Eye of the Artist, 1875-1940" American Art Review November-December 1999 (Volume XI, Number 6) (status)
Marianne Berardi & Christopher Bedford
"The Politics of Power in in Cleveland's Art World" American Art Review March-April 2004 (Volume XVI, Number 2) (status)


TFAO director's role

For each American Art Review article, the director:

1. conducts research:

-- reviews the American Art Review article to confirm that the subject matter is representational art and of sufficient word count to merit further research
-- reviews Art Museum, Gallery and Art Center index to determine if a Resource Library article or essay was published in connection with an exhibition referenced in the American Art Review article
-- searches the TFAO website with keywords relevant to the American Art Review article to determine the level of published Resource Library scholarship on a related topic
-- reviews the Distinguished Artists catalogue to determine the level of published information on a related artist
-- conducts a Google search, if needed, with keywords relevant to the American Art Review article to discover and review external information not yet referenced in TFAO's catalogues
-- studies the author's history of publication in Resource Library, the biographical information of the author noted with the American Art Review article, and information available on the Web regarding ways of contacting the author

2. makes decision:

a. to proceed with inquiry process:

-- creates an "American Art Review study online worksheet" page for each article under study (see a sample form for a page placed on the TFAO website) to record status of an assignment.
-- creates a separate link on the appropriate Author Study and Index page to each study online worksheet; placed immediately after the listing of the American Art Review article being studied
-- assigns to a volunteer the American Art Review article for inquiry

b. or discontinue process:

-- on the appropriate Author Study and Index page places the letters NI (no inquiry) after the entry for the American Art Review article

3. supervises volunteer for assigned inquiry:

-- enters edited correspondence between TFAO, the volunteer, author, copyright holder and others onto the study online worksheet, removes full email addresses, private phone numbers and language of a personal or opinionated nature
-- checks the volunteer's presentation package for quality and completeness
-- publishes the text in Resource Library with credit to volunteer and others for assistance
-- enters copyright holder approvals and related information onto the study online worksheet

Volunteer's role

For information on a volunteer's role please click here.


About American Art Review

American Art Review, ISSN 0092-1327, is published on paper and noted for its scholarly content by both senior authors and younger scholars. Tel 913.451.8801. The time period focus of American Art Review is from the Colonial era through 1970. The first issue of Volume 1 of the magazine was published in September, 1973. Publication was suspended with Volume 4 in November, 1978. Publication resumed with Volume V in the Summer of 1992 and continues to the present. In the 19th century there was a journal with a similar title, The American Art Review: A Journal Devoted to The Practice, Theory, History and Archaeology of Art edited by S.R. Koehler.

American Art Review provides a useful yardstick to measure annual scholarly output relating to museum exhibitions and other happenings concerning American art. Texts relate for the most part to contemporaneous museum exhibitions. The publication does not attempt, however, to cover all exhibits during a year. Since American Art Review editors are distinguished in the field of art history, the exhibits and contributing authors vetted by them for inclusion in the publication are of significance.


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