A gorgeous introduction to American art, 50 American Artists You Should Know is as accessible as it is informative. Beginning with the portraits of John Singleton Copley and the landscape masterpieces of Frederic Church, this fascinating look at important American artists moves through the era of Cassatt, Whistler, and Sargent to the provocative works of O'Keeffe , Cornell, and Calder.
The history of American art is as varied as its 50 states. This book celebrates the artists who placed America at the forefront of modern art — Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, and Andy Warhol. The works of Cindy Sherman, Richard Serra, and Chuck Close as well as other influential American artists are also featured.
With its colorfully illustrated spreads, this is an indispensable volume for anyone interested in learning about American art.
Author — Debra N. Mancoff.
Paperback. 160 pages. 7¾" × 9½" (20 cm × 24 cm).