Corcoran Gallery of Art by Sarah Cash
American Paintings to 1945

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This authoritative catalogue of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's renowned collection of pre-1945 American paintings will greatly enhance scholarly and public understanding of one of the finest and most important collections of historic American art in the world. Composed of more than 600 objects dating from 1740 to 1945.


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Emily D. Shapiro is an independent scholar who has served as assistant curator of American art at the Corcoran and as curator of fine and decorative arts at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in art history from Stanford University. Her publications include articles on genre and history painting in the journal American Art (2003 and 2011) and an essay in the exhibition catalogne George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings (2008). She is publication manager, editor, and a contributing author for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's inaugural collection publication (forthcoming 2011).Lisa Strong is Manager of Curatorial Affairs at the Corcoran and previously served as Project Manager and Research Fellow for this volume. She received her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. She served as guest curator for Sentimental Journey: the Art of Alfred Jacob Miller (2009) at the Anion Carter Museum and authored its accompanying book (2008). Her other publications include The James E Sowell Collection (2008) as well as essays in Timeless Treasures: Fifty Favorites from the Whitney Gallery of Western Art (2009); Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in the Bank of America Collection (2010); Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct (forthcoming 2011); and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's inaugural collection publication (forthcoming 2011).Dare Myers Hartwell spearheaded the technical research for the catalogue. She is the Director of Conservation at the Corcoran, where she has worked since 1983. A painting conservator, Hartwell has developed an expertise in nineteenth-century landscape. She carried out the treatment of Albert Bierstadt's The Last of the Buffalo and has published articles on this painting and on Bierstadt's late painting techniques in the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation and other publications. In the 1990s she also researched and carried out the restoration of the Salon Dore, the Corcoran's eighteenth-century French period room from the hotel de Clermont in Paris.
Published April 16, 2011 by Hudson Hills. 356 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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WASHINGTON — John Singer Sargent may have crossed oceans, but he was hardly a marine painter.

Dec 17 2009 | Read Full Review of Corcoran Gallery of Art: Amer...

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As Corcoran Director Fred Bollerer notes in his foreword, this volume is the first "in nearly half a century to extensively research, document, and interpret" a vital collection of American art "comprising more than five hundred objects dating from 1718 to 1945."

Jun 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Corcoran Gallery of Art: Amer...

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