Colonial and Revolutionary Art Making A New Nation, Part I American Studies William Fremd High School.
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1 Colonial and Revolutionary Art Making A New Nation, Part I American StudiesWilliam Fremd High School
2 Earliest Art in Colonial Life Art should be considered an artifact of history, not as a document.Art was notably absent for the first years of colonial life. Why?Thomas Smith: Self-Portrait, 1680
3 Limners Someone who draws for a specific, private audience Primary occupation was home decorating (furniture, etc.); portraiture was a sidelineFrequently anonymous (unsigned)Anonymous: The Mason Children, 1670 (attributed to the Freake painter)
4 Anonymous: Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary, ca. 1670
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