REGISTRATION IS CLOSED American art captured its heroes and demons and landscapes of drama and magnificence. Culturally, politically and religiously we follow America’s growth including civil strife and expansion. Regionalists give way to the wave of European immigrants, their sophistication and worldview. Come have fun and explore.
Week 1: Early American Art – North and South Limners and Portrait artists Copley, Stuart, West
Week 2: Civil War art and photography Woodville, Currier and Ives and Brady
Week 3: Westward Ho – Cowboys and Indians Remington, Russel. Focus on wilderness-Hudson River Valley, Cole, Innes and Bierstadt
Week 4: Independent artists – Homer and Eakins AND Early 20th c. exploration of our diversity WPA and Harlem Renaissance
Week 5: Influence of Spanish Colonial art and architecture
Week 6: Modern and Regionalists Stieglitz, O’Keefe, Benton
Week 7: Immigrants Gorky, de Kooning, Rothko, and European artist.
Week 8: Illustration Rockwell and Pop Art