A fascinating survey of exceptional American art from the late 18th century to the present day
The DeMell Jacobsen Collection of paintings and sculpture— an assemblage rich in American cultural heritage— parallels the development of art in the United States. American Made features some of the country’s most recognized artists: Thomas Cole, John Kensett, Asher B. Durand and William Trost Richards, while works by Theodore Robinson, Childe Hassam, Willard Leroy Metcalf and William Merritt Chase represent the Grand Tour and concepts gained abroad. Wonderful still lifes appear throughout the collection, including paintings by Severin Roesen, William Harnett and a late work by William Bailey. Portraiture is represented in stellar examples by members of the Peale family, Thomas Sully, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Edmund Charles Tarbell. Classically-inspired marble works from Hiram Powers and Randolph Rogers, bronze pieces from Paul Manship and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and a modern copper and bronze example from Harry Bertoia are highlights of the sculpture collection.
Early modernist and interwar works by Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Emil Bisttram, Paul Cadmus and Joseph Stella explore colour, form and abstraction. Highlights of contemporary art include works by Frank Stella, Louise Nevelson and a recently acquired painting by Alexis Rockman.
Fully illustrated—with several paintings including profiles of their appropriate period frames—each work of art features an extended entry with full specifications, information on style and stylistic influences, significance and social context, as well as notes.
Elizabeth Heuer Ph.D., Principal Author
Jonathan Stuhlman Ph.D., Editor
Contributions by Ani Boyajian, P. Scott Brown Ph.D., Dylan Everett, Elizabeth Finch PhD, Debra Force, Kathleen Foster PhD, Diana Greenwold PhD, Eleanor Harvey PhD, Kelley N. Keator, Jennifer Klaus, Jennifer Krieger, Shalini Le Gall PhD Amara McMann, Corey Piper PhD, Michael Quick, James Reinish, Ellen Roberts PhD, Kevin Sharp, Heidi Cleaves Smith, Jonathan Stuhlman PhD, Diana Tuite and Spencer Wigmore PhD.
Elizabeth B. Heuer Ph.D. is associate professor of art history at the University of North Florida
Table of Contents
- Acknowledgments by Diane DeMell Jacobsen PhD
- Introduction by Elizabeth Heuer PhD
- The Collector’s Story by Diane DeMell Jacobsen PhD
- Notes on Conservation by Paul F. Haner
- The Art of Frames by Diane DeMell Jacobsen PhD and Joan Oklevitch
- Image Credits