18-19th Century American Sculpture


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "18-19th Century American Sculpture." 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 these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (7/10/09)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens: American Sculptor of the Gilded Age (3/21/05)

American Sculptor of the Gilded Age, essay by Henry J. Duffy (3/21/03)

Daniel Chester French, 1850-1931 The Minute Man; essay by Thayer Tolles (3/6/02)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Acquires The Last of the Tribes by Celebrated American Sculptor Hiram Powers (1/13/01)

Subjects and Symbols in American Sculpture: Selections from the Permanent Collection (3/23/00)

Horatio Greenough: An American Sculptor's Drawings (9/23/99)

Poems in Clay: Arthur Osborne's "Plastic Sketches" for the Low Art Tile Works (8/20/99)


TFAO references:

A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved:


From other websites:

American Neoclassical Sculpture, an exhibit covering sculpture during the late eighteenth century and into the first half of the nineteenth century, held February 26 - May 17, 2015 at the Boston Athenæum. Includes images of sculptures in the collection and brochure with essay by David B. Dearinger, Ph.D. plus checklist of art objects. Accessed February, 2016.

Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed is a 2016 exhibit at the Boston Athenæum which says: "French's projects adorn civic spaces including New York's Central Park, Boston's Public Garden, and Washington's Dupont Circle; are focal points on college and university campuses at Harvard, Columbia, Bowdoin, and Gallaudet; enhance the facades of grand Beaux-Arts structures such as the United States Custom House in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Boston Public Library; and are focal points in some of this country's great historic cemeteries such as Woodlawn in New York, Graceland in Chicago, and Forest Hills in Boston."  Accessed 8/18

Sculptors, by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.

The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. Boston Athenaeum partnered with the WGBH Forum Network for a series of lectures on American art by David Dearinger, who is Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Boston Athenaeum. An art historian and curator, he received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, with a specialty in nineteenth-century American art. Titles include:


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Also see sculpture: 19-20th Century, 20-21st Century

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