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Foster, Kathleen A., author.

American watercolor in the age of Homer and Sargent / Kathleen A. Foster.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Philadelphia Museum of Art ; New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2017]
Physical Description:
496 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Reference Library
ND1807 .F68 2017 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Related Content:
Table of conents
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 1-May 14, 2017.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-474) and index.
Subject Terms:
United States.
Watercolor painting -- United States -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting, American -- United States -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting, American -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting, American.
Watercolor painting.
Illustrated works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, host institution, publisher, issuing body.

  • Foreword / Timothy Rub
  • Introduction: The American watercolor movement
  • American watercolor before 1866 : separate worlds
  • Ruskin, Turner, and the English tradition, 1855-1865
  • The formation of the American Watercolor Society
  • "Strenuous and persistent efforts" : the watercolor movement, 1873-1877
  • Landscape in the 1870s
  • The illustrators : from "black and white" to color, 1873-1882
  • Figure painting in the 1870s : Homer and Eakins
  • Art for a Decorative Age
  • Impressionism from Munich and Rome
  • High-water mark : figure painters in the 1880s
  • Landscape painting after 1880 : tonalism
  • Illustration and decoration in the Gilded Age
  • Impressionism and post-impressionism : Prendergast, Homer, and Sargent
  • The "American medium" and the moderns
  • Flash in the pan : a history of manufacturing watercolor paint in America / Rebecca Pollak
  • Appendix A: Members of the New York Water Color Society, 1850-1855
  • Appendix B: Members of the American Watercolor Society, 1866-1922
  • Appendix C: Chronology of the American watercolor movement.