Illinois Art History

with an emphasis on representational art



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Illinois Art History." 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.

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Resource Library essays listed by author name in alphabetical order, followed by articles:

Skirting Convention: Illinois Women Artists 1840 to 1940 by Channy Lyons

llinois Women Artists: The New Millennium

They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950

Window on the West: Chicago and the Art of the New Frontier, 1890-1940

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(above: Minerva J. Chapman (1858-1947, Woman Polishing a Kettle, c.1910-14, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in., Brooklyn Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morse G. Dial, Jr. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

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