Massachusetts Art History

with an emphasis on representational art



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Massachusetts Art History." 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 the articles and essays.

Following the links to Resource Library articles and essays are a listing of museums in the state which have provided materials to Resource Library for this or any other topic.

Listed after museums are links to online resources outside the TFAO website. Following these resources is information about offline resources including DVDs, paper-printed books, journals and articles. Our goal is to present complete knowledge relating to this section of Topics in American Art.

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(above: Childe Hassam, Gloucester Harbor, c. 1899, oil on canvas, 25 x 26.1 inches, Norton Museum of Art. Bequest of R. H. Norton. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


Please see:

Texts contained in Resource Library by named authors

Articles contained in Resource Library without named authors

Massachusetts art museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays


(above:  John Twachtman, Fishing Boats at Gloucester,1901, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


Also see:

other online information

a sampler list of books

a sampler list of paper-printed articles


(above: Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930, oil on canvas, 35.1 x 60.2 inches, Whitney Museum of American Art. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


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