Nearly 200 American prints, representing more than 100 artists, and dating from the colonial era to the present day, are brought together in this unprecedented volume from the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, to commemorate its collection and recent acquisitions.
The artists featured range from Paul Revere through James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close and Kara Walker. The works cover the major movements in American art and print history, so major art and historical themes running through the collection are readily visible. Lending context, twelve contributing authors discuss the varied themes in American art.
Biographies of the artists and a glossary of printmaking terms are also featured.
Published in association with the National Gallery of Art
Judith Brodie is the curator and head of the Department of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. Amy Johnston is the assistant curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. Michael J. Lewis is the Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, Williams College.