Making American Artists: Stories From The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1776-1976


Traversing two hundred years of creativity and change, Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1776-1976 probes what it meant to be an American artist when the first art school and museum in the United States was founded and what it meant to be one by the late twentieth century. Leading scholars explore understudied histories of Black, women, and LGBTQ+ artists in essays that contribute to an expanded picture of the nation and its artistic heritage.

Brimming with illustrations of more than one hundred significant works, this catalog commemorates a traveling exhibition with several venues, including the Peabody Essex Museum.

Hardcover: 224 pages

Language: English

9.0 x 0.9 x 11.0

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