New York Art History

with an emphasis on representational art


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Adirondack Rustic - Nature's Art 1876 - 1950 is an online exhibit from the Adirondack Museum. It has a five-page section on furniture. Accessed January, 2016.

Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan is a 2017 exhibit at the Fairfield University Art Museum which says: "Devoted to the artist's images of Manhattan from the 1920s through 1960, this exhibition features casein paintings (a fast-drying, water-soluble medium made from milk casein or milk protein), watercolors, and pastel, ink and pencil drawings, as well as a select group of lithographs." After close of exhibit in 4/17 go to museum's past exhibitions webpage for details. Also see The Magazine ANTIQUES 2/17 article.  Accessed 2/17

The American Academy of Arts and Letters website. Accessed August, 2015.

For American Academy of the Fine Arts read in its entirety in Google Books: Address, Delivered Before the American Academy of Fine Arts. ..., By Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, William Beach Lawrence, American Academy of the Fine Arts. Published by Charles Wiley, 1824. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Oct 11, 2007. 42 pages

American Art-Union from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

American Federation of Arts website. Accessed August, 2015.

American Society of Miniature Painters from Miniature Art Information by Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

American Watercolor Society website. Accessed August, 2015.

Analog Culture: Printer's Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981-2001 is a 2018 exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums which says: "The collection includes works by Richard Avedon, James Casebere, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Gilles Peress, and David Wojnarowicz, among many other artists, photojournalists, and fashion photographers who made up New York's cultural milieu in the 1980s and '90s." Accessed 7/18

1913 Armory Show from University of Virginia. Accessed August, 2015.

1913 Armory Show: the Story in Primary Sources, from Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Accessed August, 2015

The Armory Show by Linda Larson. Accessed August, 2015.

'Armory Show' That Shocked America In 1913, Celebrates 100, from NPR. Includes text and audio. Accessed August, 2015.

Artists from New York in Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Associated American Artists from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Ben Shahn's New York: The Photography of Modern Times, an exhibit held November 14, 2000 - January 27, 2001 at the Grey Art Gallery of New York University. Information on the exhibit includes sectional texts. Accessed December 2015.

Burchfield - Penney Art Center presents online Digital Publications. The Art Center's website says: "The Burchfield Penney Art Center produces both print and digitial publications for many of its exhibitions. A selection of recent digital publications are available for download. This will be updated regularly as past content becomes available on this Web site." Titles include: The Four Seasons in Salem and other essays. Accessed August, 2015.

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club website. Accessed August, 2015.

A City Seen: Todd Webb's Postwar New York, 1945-1960  is a 2017 exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York which says: "A City Seen: Todd Webb's Postwar New York, 1945-1960 examines New York through the eyes -- and lens -- of photographer Todd Webb. Featuring more than 100 images, accompanied by entries from Webb's own journal, the exhibition highlights Todd Webb's personal exploration of the city that enthralled him while providing an expansive document of New York in the years following World War II." Accessed 5/17

Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters is an extensive online exhibit from the Adirondack Museum. It has five sections; Quilting Then and Now; Tools, Techniques, and Materials; Community Ties; What is Adirondack About Adirondack Quilts?; Quilt Fashions. Each section has four to eight pages. Accessed January, 2016.

Daniel Hauben: Reflecting on the Familiar is a 2017 exhibit at the Bronx Museum of the Arts which says: "The seven-part painting Reflecting on the Familiar is Hauben's attempt at capturing the sense of envelopment, enormity, and often, of the incomprehension that comes with living in the congested urban environment of The Bronx. Rather than depicting just a small portion of his expansive view, Hauben enlarges the scale to create a multi-faceted vision of the world around him." Also see artist's website. Accessed 4/17

The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984, an exhibit held January 10 to April 1, 2006 at the Grey Art Gallery of New York University. Information on the exhibit includes a press release and interview. Accessed December 2015.

Drawn by New York was a 2009 exhibit at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center which says: "[The exhibit] explores the history of drawing and watercolor in New York State, and includes works highlighting the Hudson River Valley....The exhibition of around eighty works features one of the first-known views of New York Harbor, from 1650, and an early birds-eye-view of Niagara Falls." Accessed 1/17

Early Artists of Newark Valley from Newark Valley Historical Society. Accessed August, 2015.

Excavation: Recent Photographs by Stanley Greenberg, an exhibit held April 12 - June 14, 2013 at the Bellarmine Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015.

East Hampton Artist Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Frohawk Two Feathers: Kill Your Best Ideas, The Battle for New York and Its Lifeline, the Hudson River is a 2015 exhibit at the Hudson River Museum  which says: "This exhibition is the final episode in the artist's series on Colonial America, his successful combining of art, history, and sometimes wicked but always fun-to-read commentary on people -- Europeans adventurers and explorers, North American Indians, freed and enslaved blacks, and ravishing women who love, laugh, and die on the banks of the Hudson from Manhattan up to Lake Oneida." Accessed 8/18

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument, an exhibit held September 19 - December 21, 2014 at the Fralin Museum of Art. Includes attachment containing an essay by John Edwin Mason titled "Good Kids Gone Wrong: The Backstory to Gordon Parks's 'Harlem Gang Leader'" Accessed January, 2016.

Grand Central School of Art and Grand Central Art Galleries from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

History of the Rochester Art Club from Rochester Art Club, accessed October, 2013. Includes artist biographies. Accessed August, 2015.

Home on the Hudson: Women and Men Painting Landscapes 1825-1875 from Accessed August, 2015.

Hudson River School Painters from Accessed August, 2015.

Hudson River School topic from TFAO. Includes list of articles and essays published in Resource Library plus other resources. Accessed August, 2015.

International Exhibition of Modern Art (Armory Show), from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

International Exhibitions held in US and Abroad topic from TFAO. Includes list of articles and essays published in Resource Library plus other resources. Accessed August, 2015.

Italy's Art in The United States: Tracing the Immigrants' Influence in the Upstate New York Region, by James C. Mancuso, 1997 (Updated, August, 2002). Includes biographies of Italian-American artists, Accessed August, 2015.

Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark is a 2017 exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum which says: "Her painterly impressions of the Shinnecock Hills in upstate New York testify to a deep enjoyment of and immersion in the experience of plein air painting." Also see Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery. Accessed 4/17

The Lure of Niagara Highlights from the Charles Rand Penney Historical Niagara Falls Print Collection is a 2018 exhibit at the Castellani Art Museum which says: "Penney's nephew, Christopher W. Lane, co-founder of The Philadelphia Print Shop, organized the collection into seven thematic categories-Hennepin & Derivatives, A Variety of Depictions, Niagara As a Symbol, Popular Prints, Prints for the Wealthy, Extraordinary Events, and Maps. The immense size and fragility of the complete collection precludes a presentation in its entirety." Also see article from New York Heritage. Accessed 3/18

In October 2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched MetPublications, an online resource that offers in-depth access to the Museum's print and online publications, covering art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting. Titles relating to American representational art available for free viewing via.pdf download or online reading as of 2013 include: Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825-1861; Voorsanger, Catherine Hoover, and John K. Howat, eds., with essays by Dell Upton, Carrie Rebora Barratt, John K. Howat, Kevin J. Avery, Thayer Tolles, Morrison H. Heckscher, Elliot Bostwick Davis, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Caroline Rennolds Milbank, Amelia Peck, Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, and Deborah Dependahl Waters (2000) . Accessed August, 2015.

Mac Conner: A New York Life is a 2016 exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum which says: "This lively installation that brings to light the art of one of America's original "Mad Men" explores the life and times of McCauley ("Mac") Conner (born 1913), who grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father's general store." Accessed 8/18

National Arts Club website. Accessed August, 2015.

National Association of Women Artists website. Accessed August, 2015.

New York Accents: The New York Influence on Telfair's Collections, an exhibit held June 7, 2013 - July 6, 2014 at the Telfair Museum of Art. Includes online tour. Accessed April, 2015.

The New York Armory Show of 1913 from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.

New York (sampling of artists and works connected to state) from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society website. Accessed August, 2015.

New York State Capitol from State of New York (see murals section). Accessed August, 2015.

Michael W. Padwee maintained as of May 2013 "a blog about ceramic and terra cotta tiles used in architecture and architectural ornamentation in New York" named Tiles in New York. Mr. Padwee is an historian and collector of United States art tiles. He also maintained at the 2013 access date a website named Historic U.S. Tile Installations. Accessed August, 2015.

Patroon Painters from Accessed August, 2015.

Patteran: A Living Force and Moving Power, an exhibit focused on the history of the Buffalo-based Patteran Society founded in 1933 and devoted to modernism. The exhibit was held April 10 - September 27, 2015 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Accessed February, 2016.

Peconic Art Colony: "A New Glimpse of the Heyday of the Peconic Art Colony" By Marjorie Kaufman, New York Times, Published: May 14, 1995. Accessed August, 2015.

The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951 from Columbus Museum of Art. Includes link to media article, videos, Accessed August, 2015.

Regional Artists of the Finger Lakes and Central New York State Artists from John Sutton. Accessed August, 2015.

Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35 is a 2017 exhibit at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute which says: "Roaring into the Future features more than 100 artworks - fashion arts, paintings, decorative arts, and video and music - including masterpieces from the MWPAI collection by Reginald Marsh, John Storrs, and Stuart Davis." Accessed 8/17

Roycrofters website. Accessed August, 2015.

Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks is a 2016 exhibit at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute which says: "Capturing the Adirondacks illustrates how Stoddard's alluring images of landscapes, travelers, and explorers captivated viewers and shaped attitudes toward New York's natural scenery." Accessed 8/18

Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980 is a 2017 exhibit at the Bruce Museum which says: "This exhibition features 30 photographs, chiefly drawn from the Bruce Museum's permanent collection, including work by Larry Fink, Herman Leonard, Leon Levinstein, John Shearer, and Garry Winogrand. Street Smart provides a glimpse at life in the city during the post-war period and at how street-savvy New Yorkers navigated its bustling landscape." Accessed 3/17

Society of American Artists from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Society of Independent Artists from Accessed August, 2015.

Society of Painters in Pastel from Accessed August, 2015.

The Story of the Armory Show, Online Exhibition 2013, Celebrating the Centennial of the 1913 Armory Show from Archives of American Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Tamayo: The New York Years is a 2017 exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum which says: "Tamayo: The New York Years is the first exhibition to explore the influences between this major Mexican modernist and the American art world. It reveals how a Mexican artist forged a new path in the modern art of the Americas and contributed to New York's dynamic cultural scene as the city was becoming a center of postwar art." Also see press release  Accessed 12/17

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs is a 2018 exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York which says: "Stanley Kubrick was just 17 when he sold his first photograph to the pictorial magazine Look in 1945. In his photographs, many unpublished, Kubrick trained the camera on his native city, drawing inspiration from the nightclubs, street scenes, and sporting events that made up his first assignments, and capturing the pathos of ordinary life with a sophistication that belied his young age." Accessed 6/18

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting is a 2018 exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art which says: "Tiles formed only a small part of the Club's output. Members made excursions to Long Island and up the Hudson River to sketch and paint. These trips were lively journeys, and the works completed during them document the first plein-air painting organization in the young nation. Tiles, paintings, sculptures, and sketches - many by distinguished artists working early in their careers - are showcased in this exhibition." Link provided by museum to 136-page online catalog which includes illustrated biographies of members. Accessed 3/18

Time Share: An Historic Collaboration, an exhibit held October 23, 2010 - May 29, 2011 at the Burchfield - Penney Art Center. Includes historic artists of Western New York. Accessed August, 2015.

Urban Impressions: New York City in Prints, 1900-1940 is a 2017 exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art which says: "The group of print artists featured in this exhibition resisted the trend towards abstraction, choosing instead to represent the human figure in the urban environment." Accessed 4/17

Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond is a 2017 exhibit at the Hudson River Museum which says: "Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond examines the key role played by artists in bringing views of nature indoors - in a domestic or gallery setting - while inspiring our own outdoor itineraries. Forty paintings and prints from the Museum's permanent collection from the 19th century to today, more than half recent acquisitions on view for the first time, underscore the centrality of landscape in our thought, then as now." Also see press release Accessed 12/17

Weegee's Story: From the Berinson Collection was a 2001-2 exhibit from the Philadelphia Art Alliance, which said: "Weegee's composite "portrait" of Manhattan documents an era and stands as an examplar of avant-garde photography...This exhibition was organized by the Rupertinum Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria, and selected from one of the world's premier private collection of Weegee photographs." Accessed 1/17

Boston Athenaeum partnered with the WGBH Forum Network for a series of lectures, including several on American art. Titles include:

Accessed August, 2015.

TFAO's Distinguished Artists catalogue provides online access to biographical information for artists associated with this state. Also, Search Resource Library for online articles and essays concerning both individual artists associated with this state's history and the history of art centers and museums in this state. Resource Library articles and essays devoted to individual artists and institutions are not listed on this page.


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