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Description - Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting by William H. Gerdts

More than 65 works from the Hevrdejs collection, many of which have never been on public view, are accompanied by comprehensive and accessible explanations that contextualize their role in the ongoing development of the genre. Featuring works by prominent and diverse artists such as Raphaelle Peale, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Andrew Wyeth, this study expands the overall notion of the still life by examining its use in a variety of painting styles from the 19th century to the present day. With color illustrations and an essay and entries by a distinguished scholar, this book demonstrates why the genre has been a compelling preoccupation for American artists over two centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300225914
ISBN-10: 0300225911
Format: Hardback
(299mm x 249mm x 32mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William H. Gerdts

William H. Gerdts is professor emeritus of art history at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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