Colonial revival in America : annotated bibliography
III. Art
Ayers, William J., ed.
Picturing History: American Painting 1770-1930.
New York: Rizzoli International Publishers, Inc., and Fraunces Tavern Museum, 1993. III

Included in this collection of essays on history painting in America are three important essays that touch on the varied types of colonial representation in modern painting and their popular and critical reception: Wendy Greenhouse, "The Landing of the Fathers: Representing the National Past, 1770-1860;" Barbara J. Mitnick, "Paintings for the People: American Popular History Painting 1875-1930;" and Mark Thistlethwaite, "A Fall from Grace: The Critical Reception of History Painting, 1875-1925."

Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
American Paintings.
New York: Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1917. III

An exhibition catalog from a show of portraits painted in America between 1750 and 1850. An early example of the attempt to "stimulate interest in art of a purely American character."

Craven, Wayne.
Sculpture in America. New and revised edition.
Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1984. III

A survey of American sculpture containing examples of historical and genre sculpture influenced by the Colonial Revival.

Fryd, Vivien Green.
Art & Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1860.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1992. III

Tells the stories behind the creation of much of the art in the U.S. Capitol building, including a series of historical paintings by John Trumbull depicting important events from the Revolution. Argues that the art supported national ideals of Manifest Destiny and racial superiority.

Hirshler, Erica Eve.
"Lilian Westcott Hale (1880-1963): A Woman Painter of the Boston School.". Ph.D. dissertation,Boston University, 1992. III

Interprets the career of a "Boston School" painter in the context of the Colonial Revival that dominated New England culture in the early twentieth century.

Larkin, Susan G.
"A Regular Rendezvous for Impressionists: The Cos Cob Art Colony, 1882-1920.". Ph.D. dissertation,City University of New York, 1996. III

A history of the Cos Cob art colony in Greenwich, Connecticut, that also discusses the impact of the Colonial Revival on American Impressionist artists.

McCausland, Elizabeth.
The Life and Work of Edward Lamson Henry N.A. 1841-1919, New York State Museum Bulletin Number 339.
Albany: The University of the State of New York, 1945. III

Henry was an acclaimed artist who painted genre and historical scenes, often containing buildings.

Michaelis, David.
N.C. Wyeth: A Biography.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. III

Investigates the life and work of a premier historical artist/illustrator of the early twentieth century.

Pitz, Henry C.
The Brandywine Tradition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969. III

A survey of the "Brandywine School" - Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, and other artists associated with the Brandywine River Valley in Delaware. These artists produced a large body of historical and genre paintings - much of it colonial in subject matter - during the early 1900s.

Pitz, Henry C.
Howard Pyle: Writer, Illustrator, Founder of the Brandywine School.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1975. III

A biography of an important American illustrator, best known for his work in magazines like Scribner's and Harper's New Monthly. Pyle created a number of colonial and Revolutionary-themed works, many of which have become iconic images, such as The Battle of Bunker Hill (1898).

Richman, Michael.
Daniel Chester French: An American Sculptor.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976. III

Surveys the career of one of America's premier sculptors; includes his statue Minute Man (1874).

Rogers, Millard F., Jr.
Randolph Rogers: American Sculptor in Rome.
Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971. III

An artistic biography of a late nineteenth century sculptor who created monuments to many Revolutionary heroes.

Sheldon, George William.
Recent Ideals of American Art. 1890, facsimile edition.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1977. III

A review of late nineteenth century American painting that contains examples of colonial scenes painted by Percy Moran, Carl Marr, F.C. Jones, Walter McEwen, Francis D. Millet, Edwin A. Abbey, and Elizabeth J. Gardner.

Skinner, Charles M.
"The Domestic Pictures of Frank D. Millet."
International Studio 32 (October 1907): cxi-cxx. III

Evaluates the technical qualities of Millet's colonial genre paintings and their "agreeable" and "delightful" nature.

Smart, Mary.
A Flight with Fame: The Life and Art of Frederick Macmonnies (1863-1937).
Madison, Conn.: Sound View Press, 1996. III

A review of the life and work of the sculptor who designed Nathan Hale (1890) and the Princeton Battle Monument: General Washington Refusing Defeat at the Battle of Princeton, January 3D, 1777 (1922).

Trumble, Alfred, ed.
Representative Works of Contemporary American Artists. Facsimile edition of 1887 edition.
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978. III

Contains a few examples of contemporary paintings depicting Revolutionary War and colonial scenes.

Weinberg, H. Barbara.
"The Career of Francis Davis Millet."
Archives of American Art Journal 17 (1 1977): 2-18. III

Surveys the career of a turn of the century American painter who specialized in colonial genre scenes.

Wilkinson, Burke.
Uncommon Clay: The Life and Works of Augustus Saint Gaudens.
San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1985. III

The biography of America's premier Beaux-Arts sculptor; among his works was The Puritan (1887).

Woods, Marianne Berger.
"Viewing Colonial America through the Lens of Wallace Nutting."
American Art 8 (Spring 1994): 67-86. III

Examines the impact of Nutting's faux-colonial photographs on the Colonial Revival movement.