New York Art History

with an emphasis on representational art


Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:

For Spacious Skies: Hudson River School Paintings from the Henry and Sharon ..., by Kevin Sharp - Art - 2005 - 95 pages. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the New Britain Museum of American Art, June 10-Sept. 25, 2005.

Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America by Ronald G Pisano, Mary Ann Apicella, Linda Henefield Skalet. Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1999. ISBN 0810929333, 9780810929333. 112 pages

Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930, By Michele Helene Bogart. Published by Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997. ISBN 1560987669, 9781560987666. 390 pages

Hudson River School: American Landscape Artists, The by Bert D. Yaege. Published by TODTRI, 1996. ISBN 1880908492, 9781880908495. 80 pages. Google Books says: "Presenting concise overviews of artists and movements that are uniquely American, these volumes distill the essence of their subjects with authoritative texts and lavish illustrations. The art of the greatest practitioners of America's first bona-fide art movement, including Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt, is shown through their romantic yet realistic images."

Hudson River School in Private Collections in Georgia, by Georgia Museum of Art - Hudson River school of landscape painting - 1995 Exhibition checklist.

Impressionist New York by William H. Gerdts, Published by Abbeville Press, 1994. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 14, 2007. ISBN 1558593284, 9781558593282. 224 pages. Google Books says: "In this vivid chronicle of New York during the heyday of Impressionism, the city's history intersects with its art history. Organized geographically - with chapters on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, lower Manhattan, Central Park, the waterfront and bridges, the outer boroughs, and so on - Impressionist New York offers a fresh new way of looking at urban images by the masters of American Impressionism. One hundred full-color illustrations include paintings by such popular artists as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, and Ernest Lawson as well as striking but less-known work by Colin Campbell Cooper and the Canadian David Milne, plus Impressionist-influenced scenes by Ashcan School artists including Robert Henri and John Sloan. The extensive black-and-white illustrations comprise vintage photographs, etchings, and other historical glimpses of the city. In counterpoint to the text are numerous sidebars - by the artists themselves as well as observers such as Henry James and Frederick Law Olmsted - that offer pungent commentary on the pleasures and perils of metropolitan life. This nostalgic tour around the turn-of-the-century metropolis will appeal not only to the myriad admirers of Impressionism, but also to modern-day New York visitors, city-dwellers, and exiles yearning to recapture the city's past."

Master Pieces: The Corning Painters Group, by Arnot Art Museum, Rachael Sadinsky, Thomas S. Buechner - Art - 1990 - 30 pages

The Artists of Bronxville, 1890-1930: The Hudson River Museum, October 22 ..., by Barbara B. Buff, Hudson River Museum - Art - 1989 - 28 pages. Exhibition catalog.

The Art Commission and the Municipal Art Society Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture, By Margot Gayle, Michele Cohen, Art Commission of the City of New York, Municipal Art Society of New York, Published by Prentice Hall Press, 1988. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. ISBN 0136202535, 9780136202530. 342 pages

The Catskills: Painters, Writers, and Tourists in the Mountains, 1820-1895, Hudson River Museum, 1987, 205 pages

Prints and printmakers of New York State, 1825-1940, By David Tatham. Published by Syracuse University Press, 1986. ISBN 0815602049, 9780815602040. 277 pages

Public art in Syracuse and Onondaga County, by Elizabeth DeMarco. 32 pages. Publisher: Onondaga County Public Library & Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County (1985)

The New York Etching Club: American Etchings from the Collection of William ..., By Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Maureen C. O'Brien, William Frost Mobley. Published 1979 by Montclair Art Museum. Etching, American. 12 pages. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, Mar. 18-Apr. 29, 1979

The Folk Spirit of Albany: Folk Art from the Upper Hudson Valley in the ..., by Tammis Kane Groft, Albany Institute of History and Art - Art - 1978 - 86 pages

New York Civic Sculpture: A Pictorial Guide, By Frederick Fried, Edmund Vincent Gillon, Published by Dover Publications, 1976. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. ISBN 0486232581, 9780486232584. 180 pages

All Around the Town: A Walking Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in New York City, By Joseph Lederer, Arley Bondarin. Published by Scribner, 1975. ISBN 0684142562, 9780684142562. 243 pages

The Roycroft Shops, 1894-1915, By Lynette I. Rhodes. Published 1975 by Erie Art Museum. Crafts & Hobbies/ General. 20 pages. ISBN:0961662387

Water Colors by Eight Syracuse Watercolorists, by Arnot Art Museum - Watercolor painting - 1943. Catalog of an exhibition held Feb. 2-21, 1943.

Life on the Hudson: Early 18th Century Painters, by Albany Institute of History and Art - 1943. Catalog of an exhibition held Nov. 4-Dec. 12, 1943.

Oil Paintings by "Men of Rebellion", "The Eight." by Arnot Art Museum, Arnot Art Museum - 1940. Catalog of an exhibition held Nov. 1-24, 1940.

American Artists' Congress First American Artists' Congress 1936. , New York. 1936, 104p., wraps with traces of handling wear, first edition. Presentations by Lewis Mumford, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Kent, Aaron Douglas, Margaret Bourke-White, Lynd Ward, Max Weber, Meyer Schapiro, Louis Lozowick, Hugo Gellert, Jose Clemente Orozco, David A. Siqueiros and others, from the Congress' proceedings

Oil Paintings and Water Colors by the Associated Artists of Syracuse, by Associated Artists of Syracuse, Arnot Art Museum, Arnot Art Museum, Associated Artists of Syracuse - Painting, American - 1934. Catalog of an exhibition held Dec. 30, 1934-Jan. 27, 1935

Oil Paintings by Members of the Faculty of the Grand Central School of Art ..., by Arnot Art Museum - Painting, American - 1930. Catalog of an exhibition held Mar., 1930.

Paintings by National Academy Artists, by Arnot Art Museum, Arnot Art Museum - Painting, American - 1927. Catalog of an exhibition held Dec., 1927.

Statues of New York, By John Sanford Saltus, Walter E. Tisné. Published by J.P. Putnam's Sons, 1922. 164 pages


Books about individual artists are not listed here. To find references to exhibition catalogues covering single artists, conduct a search within Resource Library and visit TFAO's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists..

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