American Naive Paintings

American Naive Paintings

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The Collection of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue

Written by Deborah Chotner with contributions by Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, and Laurie Weitzenkorn

Artists with little or no formal training contributed significantly to our nation's cultural patrimony. Some three hundred American naive paintings in the Gallery's collection—many of which are here published for the first time—are discussed. Depictions of farmyards, prizefights, steam and sailing ...

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Artists with little or no formal training contributed significantly to our nation's cultural patrimony. Some three hundred American naive paintings in the Gallery's collection—many of which are here published for the first time—are discussed. Depictions of farmyards, prizefights, steam and sailing ships, portraits of children, and Edward Hicks' allegory of the Peaceable Kingdom document the aspirations and sentiments of a growing nation.

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  • Hardcover
  • 668 Pages, 150 color, 171 b+w, 9.625 x 11.25 inches
  • Published: 1993