Kentucky Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
Resource Library essays listed by author name in alphabetical order, followed by articles:
New Deal Murals in Kentucky Post Offices
Resource Library does not contain additional articles or essays dedicated specifically to Kentucky art. As of February 7, 2012 Resource Library does contain 218 pages including the state's name.
Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:
Belknap and Covi Galleries, Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville
International Museum of the Horse
Kentucky Historical Society
Lexington Art League
Speed Art Museum
University Art Museum, University of Kentucky
Yeiser Art Center
Other online information:
Artists from Kentucky in Wikipedia
Facing the Past was an "exhibition of historic Kentucky portraiture with an emphasis on the lives of portrait artists of Kentucky, their work and how society, war, wealth, time and style influenced their art" held December 5th to April 5th, 2011 at the Kentucky's Governor's Mansion
Kentucky Online Arts Resource, a project of The Speed Art Museum
Kentucky Women Artists by Betty Lyn Parker and Susan Knoer
Kentucky State Capitol
Payne Fine Arts has a page devoted to Kentucky art history including essays titled "Wonderland Way Art Club" by Anne Marie Bauscher and "Ohio Valley School" by Warren Payne.
Master Works by Kentucky Painters: 1819-1935, September 14 - November 30, 2008. University of Kentucky Art Museum. The exhibition was guest curated by art historian and scholar Estill Curtis Pennington.
Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:
Dreaming over Woods & Hills: Kentucky Artists in the Humphreys Collection, by Arthur F. Jones (Author), Harriet W. Fowler (Introduction). 131 pages. Publisher: Univ of Kentucky Art Museum (August 1992). ISBN-10: 1882007034. ISBN-13: 978-1882007035.
Kentucky Crafts, by George, Phyllis. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1989: 203 pages. ISBN-10: 051757327X. ISBN-13: 978-0517573273
Kentucky Expatriates: Natives and Notable Visitors, the Early 1800's to the Present, By Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (Ky.). Published by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 1984. 155 pages
The Kentucky Tradition in American Landscape Painting: From the Early 19th Century to the Present. By Arthur Frederick Jones, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (Ky). Published by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 1983. 155 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held at the museum October 9-November 23, 1983; catalog prepared by Arthur F. Jones"
The Kentucky Painter: From the Frontier Era to the Great War: Exhibition, January 25-March 15, 1981, By Arthur Frederick Jones, Bruce Weber, University of Kentucky Art Museum. Published by University of Kentucky Art Museum, 1981. 151 pages
Kentucky Ante-bellum Portraiture, By Edna Talbott Whitley, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Published by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1956. 848 pages
A Preliminary Catalogue of the Kentucky Portrait Gallery, By The J. B. Speed Art Museum, J.B. Speed Art Museum, The J. B. Speed Art Museum. Published by J.B. Speed, 1949. 26 pages
The Old Masters of the Bluegrass: Jouett, Bush, Grimes, Frazer, Morgan, Hart, By Samuel Woodson Price. Published by J. P. Morton & company, 1902. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Jul 27, 2007. 181 pages
Bugler, Peggy A. "Kentucky's Traditional Arts and Crafts: A Bibliography." Kentucky Folklore Record vol. 26, January December (1-4), 1980
Estill Curtis Pennington, "Kentucky Painters 1819-1935" American Art Review, September-October 2008 (Volume XX, Number 5)
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