The Invention of Painting in America (Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures)
David RosandISBN: 0231132964; 9780231132961;
Book Description In this exhilarating study, David Rosand shows how America was transformed from a provincial follower of the established traditions of European painting to become one of the forerunners of artistic innovation. Pushing beyond the parochial question of "what is American about American art?" The Invention of Painting in America identifies not only the status of the artist and his or her relationship to the work of art but the larger dialogue between the artist and society as well.