19th-21st Century Western Genre Art



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This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "19th-21st Century Western Genre 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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TFAO references:

A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved:

 

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TFAO suggests these books:

Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located many of the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with this topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Book information courtesy of Google Books may be in error or incomplete. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Art of the American Frontier: From the Buffalo Bill Center of the West by Stephanie Mayer Heydt, with contributors Mindy A. Besaw, Emma Hansen. Yale University Press, 2013. 176 pages. Hardcover. ISBN-10: 0300197381, ISBN-13: 978-0300197389
 
American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945. This book by Marian Wardle, Sarah Burns, and Brigham Young University Museum of Art, compiled by Stephanie Andrews McNairy contains seven essays included that recover the lesser known work of Robert Henri's women students. The contributors, who include well-known scholars of art history, American studies, and cultural studies demonstrate how these women participated in the "modernizing" of women's roles during this era. Pub;lished by Rutgers University Press. ISBN:0813536847. Google Books offers a Limited Preview of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here. (left: front cover, American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945. Photo courtesy Google Books)
 
Artists of the Old West. Published 1964 by Flint Institute of Arts. Introd. by G. Stuart Hodg
 
Buckeye Blake: Art on the Western Front, By Sarah E. Boehme, Buckeye Blake, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 993 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center ; In association with the University of Washington Press. Cowboys in art. 50 pages. Exhibition catalog.
Carl Rungius Western Wildlife: An Exhibition of Paintings on Loan from the Glenbow..., By Carl Rungius, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 977 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. 12 pages.
 
An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West, By Phil Kovinick, Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, William H. Goetzmann. Published 1998 by University of Texas Press. 405 pages. ISBN:0292790635. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. Google Books says: "This encyclopedia is a biographical dictionary of some 1,000 women artists of the American West. The product of a twenty-year, coast-to-coast research project by authors Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, it offers accurate, concise introductions to women painters, graphic artists, and sculptors, all of whom achieved recognition as depictors of Western subjects between the 1840s and 1980. Their styles range from representationalism to early modernism, while their works depict everything from bold landscapes and scenes of intensive action to studies of Native Americans, pioneers, ranchers, farmers, wildlife, and flora." Note: Google Books offers a Snippet View of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here.
 
Exhibition: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture: Western Americana Art, By Edward Borein, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1964 by Whitney Gallery of Western Art: Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cover title: 1964 exhibition of Western Americana art, "Buffalo Bill Country" : Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Edward Borein, and others.
 
Fine Art of the West, By B. Byron Price, Published 2004, ISBN: 978-0-7892-0659-6. (online book excerpt available from Abbeville Press) (left: catalogue front cover courtesy Abbeville Press)
 
Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney with a Catalogue of ..., By Linda Bantel, William Tylee Ranney, Peter H. Hassrick, Sarah E. Boehme, Mark Bockrath, Kathleen Luhrs, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 2006 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Frontier and pioneer life in art. 225 pages. ISBN:0931618614. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, May 13-Aug. 14, 2006; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 29, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 10-May 13, 2007; Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 23-Aug. 26, 2007.
 
Frank Tenney Johnson: The Rimrock Years, By Melissa J. Webster, Peter H. Hassrick, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frank Tenney Johnson, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1986 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 32 pages. ISBN:0931618215
 
Frederic Remington, By Peter H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Melissa J. Webster. Published 1996 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Remington, Frederic. 938 pages. ISBN:0931618576
 
The Frederic Remington Studio, by Peter H. Hassrick, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1994 - 61 pages
 
Frederic Remington, the Camera & the Old West, by Estelle Jussim. Published 1983 by Amon Carter Museum. ISBN 0883600447. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 9, 2007 Google Books Snippet View
 
Frederic Remington, By Peter H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Melissa J. Webster. Published 1996 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Remington, Frederic. 938 pages. ISBN:0931618576
 
Frederic Remington's The Outlaw: Registry of Ownership, Limited Edition ..., By Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Published 1979 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center
 
The Frederic Remington Studio Collection: [gift of the W.R. Coe Foundation ..., By Whitney Gallery of Western Art, W.R. Coe Foundation, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1960 by Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
 
Frontier America: Art and Treasures of the Old West from the Buffalo Bill ..., By Paul Fees, Sarah E. Boehme, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1988 by The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in association with H.N . Abrams. West (U.S.) in art / Catalogs. 128 pages. ISBN:0810909480
 
Harry Jackson, a Retrospective Exhibition, By Gene Thornton, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Published 1981 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 70 pages. ISBN:0931618045. "Participating Museums: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Plam Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota."
 
Harry Jackson: Cosmos: Buffalo Bill Historical Center Proudly Offers You a ..., By Harry Jackson, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1997 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. 15 pages
 
Independent spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. This book by Patricia Trenton and Sandra D'Emilio is abundantly illustrated, with over one-hundred color plates, this book is a rich compendium of Western art by women. Published 1995 by University of California Press. 304 pages. ISBN:0520202031 Note: Google Books offers a Limited Preview of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here. (left: front cover, Independent spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. Photo courtesy Google Books)
 
James Bama: Western Paintings, By Peter H Hassrick. Published jointly by the Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. No date.
 
Land of Buffalo Bill - inaugural Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, By Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1959 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 17 pages Includes chronology.
 
N.C. Wyeth's Wild West, by Gònò E. Harris, Newell Convers Wyeth, Brandywine River Museum, Portland Museum of Art - West (U. S.) in art - 1990 - 86 pages. "Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, September 8 through November 18, 1990; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, December 6, 1990...
 
Nick Eggenhofer Exhibition: Paintings-drawings, Bronzes-wagon Wheels, By Nicholas Eggenhofer, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1975 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center
 
Painting Professionals: Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930. This book by Kirsten Swinth explores how women's growing presence in the American art world transformed both its institutions and its ideology. Swinth traces the careers of women painters in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, opening and closing her book with discussion of the two most famous women artists of the period -- Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Perhaps surprisingly, Swinth shows that in the 1870s and 1880s men and women easily crossed the boundaries separating conventionally masculine and feminine artistic territories to compete with each other as well as to join forces to professionalize art training, manage a fluid and unpredictable art market, and shape the language of art criticism. Published 2001 by UNC Press. 305 pages. ISBN:0807849715 Note: Google Books offers a Limited Preview of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here. (right: front cover, Painting Professionals: Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930. Photo courtesy Google Books)
 
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Notable Documentary Artists of the Old ..., By Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1962 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Art, American. 16 pages. Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Albert Bierstadt, Joseph H. Sharp ... [et al.].
 
Rendezvous to Roundup: The First 100 Years of Art in Wyoming, By Sarah E. Boehme, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1992 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Painting, American / Wyoming/ Exhibitions. 49 pages. ISBN:0931618304. Catalogue for the exhibition held at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, May 25 through September 3, 1940.
 
The Remington Studio, By Frederic Remington, Peter H. Hassrick, Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Published 1981 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 64 pages. ISBN:0931618053
 
Twelve Contemporary Western Artists: Selections from the Whitney Gallery of ..., By Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Deborah Goppert, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Published 1978 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. West (U.S.) in art. 28 pages
 
Western Art: Paintings and Sculptures of the West: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, By Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Published 1967 by Genevieve and Donald Gilmore Art Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
 
William de la Montagne Cary, By Eugene Lee Silliman. Published 1980 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Indians of North America. 14 pages
 

Book information courtesy of Google Books. Other book list: Southwestern art books

 

TFAO suggests these DVD or VHS videos:

American Heritage is a two-part 30 minute Wilton program that showcases American history through vivid images of past and present. An engaging overview for American art history and social studies students, particularly at the middle school level.

Artists of the West is a 56 minute 2000 PBS Home Video. Actor Joseph Campanella narrates a dramatic story of the American West as seen through the eyes of three pre-eminent artists : Charles Russell, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington

Art of the American West Series from the Collection of the Museum of Western Art, Denver, has three sections (22 minutes each segment):

Cowboy Art is a 55 minute video exploring this uniquely American genre which helped transform the cowboys and Indians legends into a mythology. Explores the revival of interest in this genre, and shows "cowboy artists" at work at a Pueblo village in New Mexico and at a round-up ranch in Texas."Profiles three cowboy artists who live and work in the American Southwest. Painter Gordon Snidow (b. 1936) in Texas; sculptor Joe Beeler (b. 1931) of Arizona; Gary Niblett (b.1943) paints scenes of Pueblo Indian culture in New Mexico." Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center. The Museum contains a comprehensive lending library including many videos. TFAO wishes to extend appreciation to Katherine Moloney, Teaching and Visual Resources Coordinator, for acquainting TFAO with the Museum's collection.

Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists, The. An examination of the work and philosophy of California cowboy artist, Gerald Gaxiola, who defies categorization but works in the medium of painting, blockprints, sculptures, music and entertainment. Film shows Gaxiola performing on stage and reviews an astonishing array of his works including paintings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, ceramic Cadillacs, landscapes, color block prints of Berkeley landmarks, cowboy clothing he has designed, the designing and construction of his "bunk house", and concludes with a visit to the annual celebration of Maestro Day, held at Albany High School, California. Dist.: Flower Films. 199?. 54 min. Video/C 4066. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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