19th-21st Century Midwest American Paintings and Sculpture
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "19th-21st Century Midwest American Paintings and 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:
40 Years of the Prairie Water Color Painters; essay by Cori Sherman North (5/14/15)
Paint the Light Said American Artist Dale Nichols; essay by Amanda Mobley Guenther (/30/12)
Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism; essay by Amanda Mobley Guenther (1/30/12)
Return to the Heartland: Rediscovering George Van Millett; essay by Lynn Mackle (9/16/11)
Heartland Art: Selections from Your Indiana Collection (6/29/10)
Colors of the West: The Paintings of Birger Sandzén; with article by Christine Giles (5/14/10)
Geology and the Art of Birger Sandzén; essay by James Welsh and Donald Myers (12/15/09)
Swedish-American Works from the Hillstrom Collection (12/14/09)
Making It in the Midwest: Artists Who Chose to Stay; essay by Rachel Berenson Perry (8/25/09)
Making It in the Midwest: Artists Who Chose to Stay (8/25/09)
Art in the Veins: The Legacy of the Edmondson Family in Cleveland; essay By S. Frederick Starr (8/6/09)
Three Generation of Moralists; essay By Henry Adams (8/6/09)
Art in the Veins: The Legacy of the Edmondson Family in Cleveland (7/15/09)
Grant Wood: An American Master Revealed; article by Brady Roberts & James M. Dennis (4/22/09)
After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism, and the Midwest; essay by Debra Bricker Balken (2/13/09)
After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest (2/13/09)
Indiana Women Artists: Then and Now; essay by Rachel Berenson Perry (7/7/08)
The Paintings of Ada Walter Shulz; essay by Rachel Berenson Perry (7/7/08)
Leroy Trobaugh: The Paintings of a Railroad Worker; text by Rachel Berenson Perry (6/19/08)
Illinois Artists Paintings and Drawings (6/17/08)
Charles Munch (3/18/08)
The Tarble at 25 - Celebrating the Collection (9/6/07)
Jane Hammond: Paper Work (7/27/07)
Artists of the Great Lakes: 1910-1960 (6/11/07)
Hedley William Waycott (1865-1938); article by Channy Lyons (2/14/07)
Robert von Neumann 1888 - 1976, essay by Janet Treacy (1/29/07)
"Black Spirit": Works on Paper by Eldzier Cortor (3/20/06)
Art in Chicago: Resisting Regionalism, Transforming Modernism (1/13/06)
Tunis Ponsen: essay by Susan S. Weininger (12/22/05)
Grant Wood At 5 Turner Alley (8/23/05)
Charles Atherton Cumming: A Deep Root for Iowa Art; article by Richard Leet (8/5/05)
A Kansas Art Sampler (12/2/04)
Windmills to Workshops: Lawrence and the Visual Arts (7/28/04)
Vanished Voices: The Legacy of Northeast Kansas Indians (7/28/04)
Augustus Dunbier: Paint for the Love of Color; essay by Lonnie Dunbier (3/18/04)
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The Art of Eric and Mary Ann Bransby is a 2015-6 exhibit at Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery which says: "As the last surviving mural student of Thomas Hart Benton, 99-year-old working artist Eric Bransby continues to draw every day. A selection of 36 paintings and sculpture has been borrowed from Eric and Mary Ann Bransby's Colorado Springs home for this exhibition at the Sandzén Gallery." Accessed 1/17
Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables is a 2018 exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art which says: "Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables brings together the full range of his art, from his early Arts and Crafts decorative objects and Impressionist oils through his mature paintings, murals, and book illustrations. The exhibition reveals a complex, sophisticated artist whose image as a farmer-painter was as mythical as the fables he depicted in his art." Accessed 5/18
Images of the Midwest from the Collection, an exhibition held December 17, 2011 - February 27, 2012, from the Georgia Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015.
In Quest of Beauty: The Life and Times of Junius R. Sloan, 1827-1900 is a Virtual Exhibition sponsored by the Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art, The presentation has five parts: a Preface by Rita E. McCarthy, Project Organizer, Former Director/Chief Curator, Brauer Museum of Art; Early Life, which covers growing up as an artist and family life; Landscapist, covering life as a landscapist and early landscapes; Portraitist, with material on life as a portraitist and resident portraitist; Emigration to the Midwest, with recollections by the artist; Obituary from a Redlands, California newspaper, Dec. 11, 1891. Accessed 3/19
Midwestern Visions: Grant Wood, Marvin Cone and Beyond, an exhibition held September 23, 2006 - June 11, 2008, from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Includes 5:07 video. Accessed August, 2015.
Midwest Modern: The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit was a 2010 exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art which said: "Hewit learned to make white-line color woodcuts from Blanche Lazzell, the most important practitioner of the technique, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1933. Hewit worked in the medium throughout her five-decade long career. She created exuberantly colored, modernist woodcuts depicting diverse subjects, such as scenes of Provincetown and daily life and views of Saugatuck, Michigan, where she spent 16 summers studying at Ox-Bow, a summer art program." Accessed 10/16
"Midwest Women Artists 1840-1940: Discovering their Work, Telling Their Stories, Learning from the Past," a symposium on November 7 and 8, 2013 at Bradley University in Peoria Il. From the Illinois Wonem Artists Project. Accessed August, 2015.
Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests: Self-Portraits is a 2019 exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art which says: "The Midwest Paint Group is an association of American Midwestern painters committed to "Post Abstract Figuration." The label comes from New York painter Gabriel Laderman, an early exponent of the return to figurative art that followed the dominance of abstract art in the mid-twentieth century." Accessed 4/19
A Neva Wood Retrospective and Art in Honor of the 200th Anniversary of Howard County was a 2016 exhibit at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, which says:"Wood, who paints primarily in watercolor and oil, is known for exploration of color as design, whether painting realistic or abstract pieces.... Wood is professor emerita of art and former chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg. " Accessed 12/16
Strength, Dignity, Serenity: Artworks by Del and Martha Pettigrew of Kearney, Nebraska is a 2016-7 exhibit at Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery which says: "Award winning artist Delmar Pettigrew creates wildlife sculptures and oil paintings... Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Martha Pettigrew graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a bachelor of fine arts degree.... She has worked as a professional artist, doing both sculpture and paintings, since 1990." Accessed 1/17
"Thirty Years of the Prairie Water Color Painters" is an exhibit held from February 1 through April 19, 2015 at Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery. During the exhbit BSMG made available a .pdf file on its website containing an essay by Cori Sherman North and a checklist. Accessed March, 2015.
Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, By Mary Sayre Haverstock, Jeannette Mahoney Vance, Brian L. Meggitt, Jeffrey Weidman, Oberlin College Library. Compiled by Mary Sayre Haverstock. Contributor Mary Sayre Haverstock, Jeannette Mahoney Vance, Jeffrey Weidman. Published by Kent State University Press, 1999. ISBN 0873386167, 9780873386166. 1066 pages. Google Books says:
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