American 20th-21st Century Multi-Subject Representational Art

The following articles and essays were placed in this multi-subject index because they were not readily assignable to a more definitive subject category.


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 20th-21st Century Multi-Subject Representational Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the date of publication in Resource Library.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:


2008 - 2010




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"While our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all."

- Ray Bradbury in his Preface to Zen in the Art of Writing (1990). Quote is sourced from Wikipedia.


TFAO references:

A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved 1,820 pages referencing " Representational"


From other websites:

Excavating New Ground: American Art in the 1970s, an exhibit held February 11 - August 14, 2011 at The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia. Materials include exhibit labels and portfolio. Accessed May, 2014

Experiments in Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson, an exhibit held April 30 - July 6, 2008 at Cantor Arts Center and April 30 - August 17, 2008 at Peterson Gallery, Green Librar, Stanford University. Includes press release. Accessed June, 2014

Joseph O'Sickey: Unifying Art, Life and Love, an exhibit held May 2 - July 21, 2013 at the Canton Museum of Art. Includes biography, catalog excerpts, gallery guide. Accessed June, 2014

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, an exhibit held 3/4/12 - 5//27/12 at Dallas Museum of Art. Includes gallery photos. Accessed 9/14.

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence,Transcendence, in Contemporary Encaustic, an exhibit held May 18 - June 23, 2014 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Accessed June, 2014


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