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The Invention of Painting in America

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David Rosand recounts the transformation of early American painters from provincial followers of the established traditions of Europe into some of the most innovative and influential artists in the world. Moving beyond simple descriptions of what distinguishes American art from other movements and forms, Rosand explores not only the status of artists and their relationship to their work but also the larger dialogue between the artist and society. He looks to the intensely studied portraits of America's early painters, ...

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The Invention of Painting in America
2007, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231132978

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The Invention of Painting in America
2004, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231132961

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