American Military and Wartime Art



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Military and Wartime Art" Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:


2005 - 2010




From other websites:

Military Art, Civil War

Military Art, WWI

Military Art, WWII

Military Art, Other



Brown, Thomas J. The public art of Civil War commemoration : a brief history with documents. Boston, Mass. : Bedford/St. Martin's, c 2004.

Calvin, Paula E. , Deacon, Deborah A. American Women Artists in Wartime, 1776-2010, McFarland, 2011 - 214 pages. Google Books says: "For generations, men have left their homes and families to defend their country while their wives, mothers and daughters remained safely at home, outwardly unaffected. A closer examination reveals that women have always been directly impacted by war. In the last few years, they have actively participated on the front lines. This book tells the story of the women who documented the impact of war on their lives through their art. It includes works by professional artists and photographers, combat artists, ordinary women who documented their military experiences, and women who worked in a variety of types of needlework. Taken together, these images explore the female consciousness in wartime."

Fralin, Frances. The Indelible Image: Photographs of War - 1846 to the Present. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985.

Kelbaugh, Ross J. Directory of Civil War Photographers. Baltimore, MD: Historic Graphics, 1990.

Lewinski, Jorge. The Camera at War: A History of War Photography from 1848 to the Present Day. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980.

Moeller, Susan D. Shooting War : Photography and the American Experience of Combat. New York : Basic Books, c1989.

Maslowski, Peter. Armed With Cameras : The American Military Photographers Of World War II. New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993.

Neely, Mark E. The Union Image : Popular Prints of the Civil War North. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c 2000.

Sneden, Robert Knox. Images from the Storm : 300 Civil War images by the author of Eye of the storm. Edited by Charles F. Bryan, Jr., James C. Kelly, and Nelson D. Lankford. New York : Free Press, c 2001.

Thompson, William Fletcher. The Image of War : the pictorial reporting of the American Civil War. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1994.

Witham, George F., comp. Catalogue of Civil War Photographers : A Listing of Civil War Photographers' Imprints. Portland, OR: G. F. Witham, 1988.

Zeller, Bob. The Blue and Gray in Black and White : a history of Civil War photography. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005.

Vietnam Images : war and representation. Edited by Jeffrey Walsh and James Aulich. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1989.

Information courtesy of Google Books


11/2/10: TFAO wishes to thank Andrea Merkel for providing updated information for this topic.

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