Resource Library
a publication of Traditional Fine Arts Organization



Resource Library articles and essays listed by topic:


Milestones in American Art


Resource Library is an online publication of Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) devoted to American representational art. It includes aspects of both a scholarly journal and a popular magazine. Maintaining a balance between both emphases, Resource Library offers an interconnected body of knowledge including:

  • biographical information for important artists,
  • relationships of American artists to their teachers in foreign nations and America,
  • history of American art centers, schools, ateliers and museums,
  • evolution of methods and styles of artistic expression,
  • changing cultural emphases over time.


About Resource Library:


How to find articles and essays:

Conduct keyword searches within Resource Library and TFAO's website using the advanced search feature of these search engines:

After entering keywords, enter or as the domain to be searched. Also see Indexes and information retrieval for more information.

Beyond keyword search, Resource Library offers four ways to locate articles and essays:

Chronological index, which lists articles and essays by date of publication.
Topics in American Art catalog, which lists articles and essays by topic.
Author Study and Index, which helps viewers find articles and essays written by named authors.
Art Museum, Gallery and Art Center index and the Academies, Associations, Ateliers and Societies index, which guide viewers to a page for each institutional source. The page lists in chronological order articles and essays mostly relating to its exhibitions. Each institution's page also contains useful information about it, and in some cases, a list of relevant books published by it. Also see institutional sources Indexed by State within the United States, which helps viewers find covered institutions.


More from Traditional Fine Arts Organization:

About TFAO
Catalogues including:
National Calendar of Exhibitions

Art History of Each State within the United States

Resources for Collectors

Museums Explained

Founding a Private Art Museum

Lending Art to Museums for Special Exhibitions

Planning, Organizing and Touring Art Exhibitions

Digital Libraries and Initiatives

Further Projects, Reports and Studies


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