20th-21st Century American Sculpture


(above: Sylvia Shaw Judson, Bird Girl, Jepson Museum, Savannah, GA, 1936, bronze, Photo: Judson McCranie, public domain via Wikimedia Commons)



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "20th-21st Century American Sculpture." 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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187 Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

2010 -2016 7

2008-2009 15

2006-2007 21

2005 10

2004 16


2002 10

2001 14

2000 28

1999 31

1997-1998 11


(above: Richmond Barthé, At work on a sculpture of Lincoln and an African American slave for the New York City, WPA Art Project. Identification on verso (handwritten and stamped): New York City W.P.A. Art Project, Photography Division, 110 King Street Neg. No.: 5888-4; Date: 4/4/41; Title: Artist at work studio, R. Barthe, 285-8th Ave. M.; Photographer: Rose; O.P number: 165-9-00-11. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


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Sculpture, Animal

Sculpture, Figurative

Sculpture, Glass, Ceramic and Porcelain

Sculpture, Metal

Sculpture, Mixed-media

Sculpture, Paper

Sculpture, Stone

Sculpture, Unclassified

Sculpture, Wood

Sculpture, WPA



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Also see sculpture: 18-19th Century, 19-20th Century

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