Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has been home to America's artists for 200 years. The Academy collects and exhibits the work of distinguished American artists, and is renowned for training fine artists. Notable alumni include Rembrandt Peale, William Harnett, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, Henry Tanner, Maxfield Parrish, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Violet Oakley, John Marin, Arthur B. Carles, Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, Robert Gwathmey, Edna Andrade, Charles Searles, Jody Pinto, Bo Bartlett, Vincent Desiderio, and Sarah McEneaney. The Museum is located at the corner of Broad and Cherry Streets, two blocks north of City Hall and one block west of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Hours and fees are available through the museum's website.


Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits by Robert Cozzolino. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - 2010 - 127 pages. Google Books says: "Among the most popular images in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' rich collection are self-portraits and depictions of studio life. This publication accompanies a landmark exhibition investigating the complex nature of artistic identity. Narcissus in the Studiofeatures texts by scholars and prominent contemporary artists whose work has tirelessly explored life in the studio. It includes an enormous selection of self-portraits and portraits of fellow artists by more than 60 major American artists from the nineteenth century to the present: Gertrude Abercrombie, Robert Arneson, William Beckman, Joan Brown, Thomas Eakins, Joe Fig, Viola Frey, Gregory Gillespie, Red Grooms, George Grosz, Barkley L. Hendricks, Sarah McEneaney, Archibald Motley, Jr., Vik Muniz, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Violet Oakley, John Frederick Peto, George Tooker and Benjamin West."

Art in Chicago: Resisting Regionalism Transforming Modernism by Robert Cozzolino. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - 2007 - 82 pages. Google Books says: "Chicago is known as a center of innovation in architecture, literature and music, but Art in Chicagois the first broad overview of its twentieth-century fine art. It focuses on three distinct but overlapping generations of Modernists between 1913 and 1985 -- not just postwar artists such as Leon Golub and June Leaf, or later stars like Ed Paschke and Jim Nutt and the 1960s Hairy Who -- not any one clique, but the links between them. Through the decades, Chicago's art world has had a predilection for variety and the authenticity of personal vision, which it consistently privileges over the emulation of trends or established styles. Art in Chicagoplaces this penchant within the context of the larger culture of Modernism, and examines both a cradle of artistic excellence and the issue of "regionalism" in Modern art and criticism. With illustrations of historically important paintings, some reproduced for the first time."

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1805-2005: 200 Years of Excellence, By Mark Hain, Alex Baker. Contributor Mark Hain, Michael J Lewis, Stephen May, Ronald J Onorato, Kim Sajet, Peter M Saylor. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2005. ISBN 0943836247, 9780943836249. 312 pages. Google Books says: "The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, America's old museum and school of fine arts, was founded in Philadelphia in 1805. Today the Academy boasts one of the nation's finest collections of American art and a roster of alumni embracing the greatest artists this country has produced. This volume celebrates two centuries of the Academy's achievement. Six scholarly essays document the history of the institution and its collections, curriculum, and buildings. In addition, 220 masterpieces of American art from the permanent collection are presented in full color with descriptions of each. The illustrations document the Academy's position as one of the premier art institutions in the United States. Artists represented in this volume include Charles Willson Peale, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Thomas Eakins; Cecilia Beaux, James McNeil Whistler, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Frank Stella; Philip Pearlstein, Robert Motherwell, Richard Diebenkorn, and many other masters of American art."

In Private Hands: 200 Years of American Painting, By Lynn D. Marsden-Atlass, Nicolai Cikovsky, Robert Rosenblum, Kim Sajet, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2005. ISBN 0943836271, 9780943836270. 256 pages. Google Books says: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts celebrating its 200th anniversary: October 1, 2005-January 8, 2006."

The Chemistry of Color: African-American Artists in Philadelphia, 1970-1990, By Kim Sajet, Howardena Pindell, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2005. ISBN 0943836263, 9780943836263. 96 pages. Google Books says: "Published on the occasion of the exhibit, January 11-April 10, 2005, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts."

American Originals: Vivian O. and Meyer P. Potamkin Collectors of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Jan 1, 2004 - 120 pages.

American Watercolors at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, By Jonathan P. Binstock, Kathleen A. Foster, Derek (FRW) Gillman. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2000. ISBN 0943836212, 9780943836218. 96 pages. Google Books says: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition American watercolors at the Pennsylvania Academy October 14, 2000-January 7, 2001."

Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966, By Sylvia Yount. Published by Harry N. Abrams in association with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1999. ISBN 0810943670, 9780810943674. 160 pages. Google Books says: "Maxfield Parrish was one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century. His engaging covers for Scribners, Life, and other magazines, murals such as Old King Cole and the Pied Piper, and numerous posters, calendars, and paintings are characterized by captivating figures and sensuous landscapes that have delighted viewers for over 100 years. Maxfield Parrish 1870-1966 offers the first critical examination of Parrish's place in the history of American art and culture. The book's sumptuous illustrations include many never-before-published images, from early student work to examples of Parrish's little-known forays into photography. A fascinating discussion of the artist's unusual and painstaking technique is documented with infrared views and numerous details. The book accompanies a traveling exhibition organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Federation of Arts."

American Sculpture in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by Susan James-Gadzinski and Mary Mullen Cunningham. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and University of Washington Press - 1997 - 351 pages. Google Books says: "This handsome volume provides an overview of sculpture in America from 1780 to the present. Featuring 400 works, it includes important examples by William Rush, William Wetmore Story, John Quincy Adams Ward, Howard Roberts, Thomas Eakins, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Charles Grafly, Carl Paul Jennewein, and many others, some of whom appear in publication for the first time.Annual juried exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, founded in 1805, have resulted in an extraordinary collection including portrait busts, neoclassical marble sculpture, French-inspired bronze figures, works by the circle of Thomas Eakins, and direct carvings in stone and wood."

Eakins and the Photograph: Works by Thomas Eakins and His Circle in the Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts By Susan Danly, Cheryl Leibold Published by Published for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. ISBN 1560983523, 9781560983521. 235 pages. Google Books says: "One of the foremost American painters of the nineteenth century, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) also was a pioneer in the fields of artistic and scientific photography. Although most of his photographs relate to his private life, he also used photography to prepare for his painting and sculpture projects to research anatomy and locomotion and as an expressive medium in its own right. His platinum prints broke new ground in photographic printing but the most innovative aspect of his work was his emphasis on the nude, then part of the French repertoire of academic visual studies but rarely encountered in the United States. Eakins and the Photograph is the first catalogue of the Eakins photographs in the Pennsylvania Academy's Charles Bregler collection, which includes about three fourths of Eakins's photographic output. The book describes the entire collection of 648 images, reproducing 173 black-and-white photographs, 52 duotones, and a portfolio section of 16 tritones. This is the first book to place Eakins's photographic works (and those of his circle) within the context of the transitional era between 1880 and 1900, when photography moved from the realm of commerce to that of art."

I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, By Judith E. Stein, Published by Universe, 1993. ISBN 0876637853, 9780876637852. 210 pages. Google Books says: "More than 120 full-color reproductions and seventy black-and-white photographs mark the first catalogue raisonne+a7 of the prominent African-American painter, accompanied by in-depth essays on the life and work of Horace Pippin."

Facing the Past: Nineteenth-Century Portraits from the Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, By Susan Danly, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1992. ISBN 0943836166, 9780943836164. 104 pages

Telling Tales: Nineteenth-century Narrative Painting from the Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, By Susan Danly, Published by American Federation of Arts; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1991. ISBN 0943836158, 9780943836157

Red Grooms, a retrospective, 1956-1984: essays By Red Grooms, John Ashbery, Judith E. Stein, Janet K. Cutler, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1985. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 9, 2007. 239 pages

Alice Neel, Paintings Since 1970, By Alice Neel, Frederick Ted Castle, John Cheim, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1985. ISBN 0943836026, 9780943836027. 14 pages. "Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, January 26-March 17, 1985."

William Rush, American Sculptor, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1982. 211 pages

Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, By Frank Henry Goodyear, Published by New York Graphic Society in association with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1981. ISBN 0821211269, 9780821211267. 255 pages. Google Books says: "Published in connection with the exhibition opening at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, September 18, 1981"--T.p. verso.Google Books says:

JAMIE WYETH. Published by Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts, 1980. 144 pages.Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Sept. 19-Dec. 14, 1980, and elsewhere"

Francis Speight: An Exhibition of Paintings, By Evan H. Turner, Published by Peale House Galleries, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1979. 14 pages.Google Books says: "Catalogue of an exhibition held March 29-April 27, 1979."

8 Contemporary American Realists: Alfred Leslie, Philip Pearlstein, Stephen Posen, Sidney Goodman, Janet Fish, Neil Welliver, Joseph Raffael, Duane Hanson : [exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Sept. 16-Oct. 30, 1977, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Nov. 19 ..., By Frank Henry Goodyear, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, North Carolina Museum of Art. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1977. 62 pages

The Pennsylvania Academy and Its Women, 1850-1920. Essay by Christine Jones Huber. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1974. 48 pages

Thomas P. Anshutz, 1851-1912: January 17 - February 18, 1973. By Thomas Pollack Anshutz, Sandra Denney Heard, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1973. 27 pages

The Pennsylvania Academy and Its Women, 1850-1920: Exhibition May 3-June 16, 1973. By Christine Jones Huber. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1973. 48 pages

Walter Stuempfig Memorial Exhibition, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1972. 40 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of the exhibition held Mar. 14-Apr. 9, 1972."

A Salute to Franklin Watkins. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1972. 1 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held Mar. 15-Apr. 16, 1972."

Jacob Eichholz, 1776-1842: Pennsylvania Painter, a Retrospective Exhibition. [Exhibition] Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, November 13-December 14, 1969. By Jacob Eichholz, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1969. 16 pages

Mary Cassatt. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1965. 1 pages. Catalog of an exhibition held Jan. 7-Feb. 7, 1965.

William Trost Richards, 1833-1905: December 1, 1955 Through January 8, 1956, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1956. 6 pages

Memorial Exhibition of the Work of Alexander Portnoff. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1950. 24 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of the exhibition held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Apr. 11-May 7, 1950."

Maurice Molarsky, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1950. 8 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 23-Oct. 15, 1950"

Daniel Garber: Retrospective Exhibition, Paintings, Drawings, Etchings, April 3rd, 1945, Through April 29th, 1945 ..., Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1945

Catalogue Exhibition of Sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington, By Royal Cortissoz, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1939. Google Books says: "Catalogue of an exhibition held in April 1939."

Collection of John Frederick Lewis American Portraits: Presented to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Other Institutions, By John Frederick Lewis, Mantle Fielding, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1934. 112 pages

A Gallery of National Portraiture and Historic Scenes: [exhibition], June 13th, 1926 - October 10th, 1926, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1926. 24 pages

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraits by Charles Willson Peale and James Peale and Rembrandt Peale, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1923. 238 pages. Google Books says: "Cover-title: Exhibition of portraits ... April 11, 1923-May 9, 1923."

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Catalogue of the memorial exhibition of portraits by Thomas Sully, Edition: 2. Published by Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts, 1922. Original from Harvard University. Digitized Jun 28, 2007. 186 pages. Full View.

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Representative Modern Artists: April 17 to May 9, 1920. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1920. 24 pages

Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late Thomas Eakins: At the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, By Gilbert Sunderland Parker. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1918. 99 pages.Google Books says: "Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fina Arts, Dec. 23, 1917 through Jan. 13, 1918"

Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings by Ten American Painters. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1908. 62 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog with biographical information of an exhibition held Apr. 11 - May 3, 1908."

An Exhibition of Paintings by Ernest Lawson: March 2 to March 23, 1907. Published by The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1907

Exhibition of Paintings by Robert Henri: Held Under the Auspices of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1902. 3 pages

Special Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists at Home and in Europe, Nov. 7-Dec. 26: Illustrated Catalog, Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1881. 25 pages

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