This beautifully produced and comprehensive survey of fifty influential American artists richly details their important contributions to the art world. Including Homer, Whistler, Cassatt, Sargent, Hopper, O'Keefe, Calder, Pollock, Rothko, Bourgeois, Johns, Warhol and Serra, the most important American artists are profiled in chronologically arranged double-page spreads. For each artist there is a timeline highlighting significant events in their life; a succinct biography and information outlining their accomplishments and influence; additional resources to further study of the artist and full-colour reproductions of the artist's works. Packed with information, here is a stunning and absorbing book that clearly illustrates the artistic contributions of American artists.
Debra N. Mancoff is a professor at the Art Institute of Chicago and a Scholar in Residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago. She is the author of many books on art including Flora Symbolica: Flowers in Pre-Raphaelite Art (Prestel).