Art Work

Between 1850 and 1880, thousands of women moved to New York City to study art and pursue careers as painters, designers, illustrators, and engravers. This book reconnects their accomplishments to the city's conspicuously democratic art institutions, its burgeoning illustrated press, and the prevailing aesthetic ideal known as the Unity of Art.

Art Work
Women Artists and Democracy in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New York

April F. Masten

2008 | 328 pages | Cloth $59.95
American History | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction: "American Louvre"

Democratic Proclivities
"The Unity of Art"
"Art Fever"
"Harrahed for the Union"
"Laborers in the Field of the Beautiful"
"An Easier and Surer Path"
"A Combination of Adverse Circumstances"

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments