American 18-19th Century Coastal, Marine and Maritime Art
(above: Fitz Henry Lane (1804 1865), The Ships "Winged Arrow" and "Southern Cross" in Boston Harbor, 1853, 36.5 24.1 inches. The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial, Cincinnati Art Museum.)
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 18-19th Century Coastal, Marine and Maritime Art: Resource Library articles and essays published 1997 -" 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:
All the Sea Knows: Marine Art from the Museum of the City of New York (6/5/15)
The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America (2/16/15)
The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America (2/27/14)
Illuminating the Sea: The Marine Paintings of James E. Buttersworth, 1817-1894 (3/25/09)
American Ship Portraits & Marine Painting, Introduction; essay by Philip Chadwick Foster Smith (1/8/09)
Thomas Chambers (1808-1869), American Marine and Landscape Painter (9/23/08)
Winslow Homer: Survival and the Sea (6/21/05)
Turner: The Late Seascapes (6/26/03)
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Acquires 'Starlight' in Harbor by American Painter Fitz Hugh Lane (7/11/02)
Cameo of the Permanent Collection of the New Bedford Free Public Library (8/13/99)
Life of a Sailor: A Collector 's Vision (6/8/99)
The Civil War Naval Scenes of Xanthus Smith (9/1/98)
Sea Change (7/17/98)
The Bard Brothers
Bricher Acquisition (4/7/98)
From other websites:
Fitz Henry Lane Online is "a freely-accessible interactive and interdisciplinary online resource created by the Cape Ann Museum. The website is organized around a catalog of the paintings, drawings, and lithographs of nineteenth-century American painter Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865)." Accessed 4/18
Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): American Marine and Landscape Painter, an exhibit held September 29. 2009-March 7, 2010 at the American Folk Art Museum. Accessed August, 2015.
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