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Barnhill, Georgia B., et al, [eds.].
The Cultivation of Artists in Nineteenth-Century America.

Worcester American Antiquarian Society: 1997.

"This collection of essays published by the American Antiquarian Society brings the role of history back into exploring how young people began and developed as artists in the nineteenth century. The contributors' work reveals the relationship between art education in public schools and training opportunities in the trade. Because many middle and lower-class students could not afford to go to Europe for training and study, many took on employment in the shops of commercial pictorial printmakers and publishers during this time. This provided an alternative entry to art education. Some of these essays examine how various 19th-century businesses offered training opportunities to those wanting to pursue art. The essays here cover topics including engraving, lithography, drawing, sheet music, chromolithography, wood engraving, alternatives to art school, educating designers for industry and art museum schools.

Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 226 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90239
Price: $ 32.50      



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