American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell
Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 128 pages, 8½ x 10 in. Includes Introduction, Selected Bibliography, Index of Works, and over 60 full-color reproductions. During the five decades between 1910 and 1960, American society underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. As the United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, Americans also witnessed two world wars and the Great Depression. Urbanization and new technologies altered all aspects of modern life, and an increasingly diverse population clamored for the opportunities promised by the American dream. In response to these dramatic changes, many American artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions and sought new ways to portray contemporary life.
Karen A. Sherry is Associate Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has taught art history courses at the Pratt Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the University of Delaware, where she is completing her PhD. She has received fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Winterthur Museum, among other honors.
Margaret Stenz, PhD, has taught art history at Baruch College and the University of Kansas. Her honors include fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women.
Pub Date: 2012
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Size: 8.50 x 10.00 inches