Nudes in American Art


(above: Childe Hassam, Nude Seated, 1912, oil on canvas, 24 x 22 inches, National Gallery of Art, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.156. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Nudes in American 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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Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

The Dispassionate Body: Philip Pearlstein, Paintings and Drawings of Figures in Still Life; with essay titled "The Model as Painter and Painted" by Desirée Alvarez (10/2/06)

Viola Frey: A Lasting Legacy; essay by Kenneth R. Trapp (7/28/05)

Edward Weston: Life Work (10/1/04)

Thomas Eakins' "The Swimming Hole"; essay by Doreen Bolger and Claire M. Barry (4/1/04)

Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray ; essays by Francis M. Naumann and Gail Stavitsky (9/2/03)

The Great American Nude (6/5/02)

Whistler's Nudes at the Freer Gallery of Art (2/13/02)

The Model Wife (11/24/00)

The Nude 2000 (1/15/00)

The Nude in Contemporary Art (7/14/99)


From other websites:

The Nude In American Art from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.


(above: Frederick Carl Frieseke  (1874-1939), Summer, 1914, oil on canvas, 45 3/16 x 57 3/4 inches, Metropolitan Museum of Art, George A. Hearn Fund, 1966, 66.171. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


(above: Lucia Fairchild Fuller, Girl drying her feet, c. 1903, watercolor on ivory, 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, Mutual Art (sale 10/20/17). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


Robert O. Mellown: "The Great American Nude Book Review" American Art Review March-April 1975 (Volume II, Number 2)


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