Missouri 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 "Missouri 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.
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Resource Library essays listed by author name in alphabetical order, followed by articles:
University City Ceramics: Saint Louis Heritage and the Arts and Crafts Movement
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Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
Ashby-Hodge Museum of American Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at St. Louis University
National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Saint Louis Art Museum
Truman Presidential Museum and Library
Other online information:
Artists from Missouri from Wikipedia
Famous Missouri Artists from The State Historical Society of Missouri
Missouri State Capitol - from Wikipedia
Missouri State Capitol Murals - from State of Missouri
St. Louis Women Artists - 19th & 20th Century from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:
Mo. artist guide: Of artists who have painted Missouri, by Dan Woodward. Publisher: Rolla Fine Arts Museum; 1st edition (1993)
Sculpture City, St. Louis: Public Sculpture in the "Gateway to the West", By George McCue, David Finn, Amy Binder. Published by Rizzoli International Publications [distributor], 1988. ISBN 0933920628, 9780933920620. 191 pages
Historic & Dedicatory Monuments of Kansas City, By Lillie F Kelsay, Kansas City (Mo.), Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. Published by The Board, 1987
The First Hundred Years, 1879-1979: Washington University School of Fine Arts, By Sally Bixby Defty. Published by Washington University, 1979
Portraits in Missouri: Painted Before 1860, By National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, Published by National Scoiety of the Colonial Dames in America, 1974. 214 pages
The Story of the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 1886-1936., By St. Louis Artists' Guild. Published by s.n, 1936
A century of Missouri art, by J. S Ankeney. 23 pages. Publisher: State Historical Society of Missouri (1922)
Illustrated Handbook of the Missouri Art Exhibit Made Under the Auspices of the Saint Louis Artists' Guild: Art Gallery of the Missouri State Building, with an Introduction, List of Works and Descriptive and Biographical Text, by George Julian Zolnay, Saint Louis Artists' Guild, Published by the Missouri Art Commission, 1905. 77 pages
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference, By Howard Louis Conard. Published by The Southern history company, Haldeman, Conard & co., proprietors, 1901. Item notes: v.4. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Jan 23, 2008. Full View available via Google Books.
Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference, By William Hyde, Howard L. Conard. Published by Library Reprints, Inc. ISBN 0722207158, 9780722207154. 1899
History of Saint Louis City and County: From the Earliest Periods to the Present Day: Including Biographical Sketches of Representative Men, By John Thomas Scharf. Published by L.H. Everts, 1883. ISBN 0665132662, 9780665132667. 1943 pages
A Tour of St. Louis; Or, The Inside Life of a Great City, By Joseph A. Dacus, James William Buel. Published by Western publishing company, 1878. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Sep 13, 2006. 554 pages. Full View available via Google Books.
Arts in St. Louis, By William Tod Helmuth. Published by s.n., 1864. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Jun 25, 2008. 64 pages. Full View available via Google Books.
Show Me Sculpture: A Guide to Missouri's Outdoor Sculpture, By Marie Nau Hunter. Published by Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
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