World War I and American Art (Hardcover)

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By Robert Cozzolino (Editor), Anne Classen Knutson (Editor), David M. Lubin (Editor)
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The first major account of how American artists responded to World War I

World War I had a profound impact on American art and culture. Nearly every major artist responded to events, whether as official war artists, impassioned observers, or participants on the battlefields. It was the moment when American artists, designers, and illustrators began to consider the importance of their contributions to the wider world and to visually represent the United States' emergent role in modern global politics. World War I and American Art provides an unprecedented consideration of the impact of the conflict on American artists and the myriad ways they reacted to it.

Artists took a leading role in chronicling the war, crafting images that influenced public opinion, supported mobilization efforts, and helped to shape how the appalling human toll was mourned and memorialized. World War I and American Art features some eighty artists--including Ivan Albright, George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Violet Oakley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, John Singer Sargent, and Claggett Wilson--whose paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, posters, and ephemera span the diverse visual culture of the period to tell the story of a crucial turning point in the history of American art.

Taking readers from the home front to the battlefront, this landmark book will remain the definitive reference on a pivotal moment in American modern art for years to come.

Published in association with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

About the Author

Robert Cozzolino is the Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Anne Classen Knutson is an independent scholar and curator. David M. Lubin is the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691172699
ISBN-10: 0691172692
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English