Colonial and Revolutionary Art Making A New Nation, Part I American Studies William Fremd High School.
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Colonial and Revolutionary Art Making A New Nation, Part I American Studies William Fremd High School
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
Limners Someone who draws for a specific, private audience Primary occupation was home decorating (furniture, etc.); portraiture was a sideline Frequently anonymous (unsigned) Anonymous: The Mason Children, 1670 (attributed to the Freake painter)
Anonymous: Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary, ca. 1670
Anonymous: Anne Pollard
Joshua Johnson: Portrait of Sea Captain John Murphy Joshua Johnson was the first distinguished African-American painter.
Ralph Earl: Roger Sherman
Ralph Earl: Portrait of A Man with A Gun
Robert Feke: Sir Isaac Royall and Family
John Hesselius: Charles Calvert and Colored Slave, 1761
Justus Engelhardt Kuhn: Henry Darnall III as A Child
18 th Century Painting Drastic improvements in technique: depth, perception Artists were more well trained. John Singleton Copley: Paul Revere