Iowa Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
Resource Library essays listed by author name in alphabetical order, followed by articles:
Resource Library does not contain articles or essays dedicated specifically to Iowa art. As of February 7, 2012 Resource Library does contain 263 pages including the state's name.
Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:
Blanden Memorial Art Museum
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Charles H. MacNider Museum
Davenport Museum of Art
Des Moines Art Center (2/21/05)
Dubuque Museum of Art
Hearst Center for the Arts
Muscatine Art Center
Sioux City Art Center
University of Iowa Museum of Art
Other online information:
Art and Artists in Iowa from Iowa Pathways
Recovered Treasures: Saving Iowa's Painted Past was an exhibition held in 2008-2009 at the State Historical Museum; from State Historical Society of Iowa The news release contains biographical information on historic Iowa painters.
Stone City Art Colony from Wikipedia
Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:
Iowa Folk Artists, by Jacqueline Andre Schmeal (Author), Charles Brill (Photographer). 136 pages. Iowa State Press; 1st edition (July 30, 1998). ISBN-10: 0813828899. ISBN-13: 978-0813828893
Portraits in Iowa: Portraits of Americans, Made Before 1900 and Now Located in Iowa, By National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Iowa.. Published by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Iowa, 1982. 21 pages
A Catalog of New Deal Mural Projects in Iowa, By Lea Rosson DeLong, Gregg R. Narber. Published by L.R. DeLong, 1982. 80 pages
Art in Iowa: From Private Collections, Des Moines Art Center, Oct. 19-Nov. 24, 1963, By Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Art Center. Published by The Center, 1963. 16 pages
Iowa Artists of the First Hundred Years, By Zenobia Brumbaugh Ness, Louise Orwig. Compiled by Zenobia Brumbaugh Ness, Louise Orwig. Published by Wallace-Homestead Company, 1939. 253 pages
Brief Information Concerning Iowa Artists, By Jeannette M. Drake, Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, Published by Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, 1917. 16 pages
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