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One Hundred StoriesHighlights from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Published by GILES in association with the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 232 pages, 254 × 229 mm (9 × 10 in.), portrait

Illustrations — 120 colour and 15 b&w illustrations

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£25.00 / US$49.95

ISBN — 978-1-904832-54-6

Book Details (pdf) — ONE-HUNDRED-STORIES_ai.pdf

Press Release — Remarkable survey of six centuries of art from...

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A beautifully illustrated survey of six centuries of art from one of the finest collections in the northeast United States Features some of the leading names in 19th- and 20th-century art including Albert Bierstadt, Childe Hassam, George Luks, Willard Metcalf and Charles Willson Peale Presents colour plates, with captions, of 100 of the Museum’s most important holdings of American and European Art

About the Book

One Hundred Stories celebrates one hundred paintings, sculptures, works on paper and decorative arts in the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (WCMFA), Hagerstown, Maryland. Founded in 1931 by Anna Brugh Singer and William Henry Singer, Jr., the collection now includes over 6,000 objects, ranging from Old Master paintings to 20th-century art, with a particular emphasis on American art from the last two centuries. Among the artworks presented are examples by leading American 18th- and 19th-century artists, including William Merritt Chase, Thomas Cole, Robert Henri and Joshua Johnson. 20th-century art is represented in works by Milton Avery, Philip Guston, Norman Rockwell, Frank Stella and a host of regional artists. The volume also features wonderful examples of decorative art, including a silver tea service by Christopher Dresser, earthenware by George Ohr, and fine examples of French Moderne art, and Art Deco glass. Two essays cover the history of the Museum, and the wider role of museums in the United States

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Johns is Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania; Sarah Cantor is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland; Margaret Dameron is curatorial coordinator at the WCMFA; Alan Fern is Director Emeritus at the National Portrait Gallery; Angela S. George is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland and lecturer in decorative arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design; Mary L. Pixley is associate curator for European and American Art, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri- Columbia; Joseph Ruzicka was director of the WCMFA 2004-07; Ann Prentice Wagner is curator at the WCMFA