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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 Studies William 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 sideline Frequently anonymous (unsigned) Anonymous: The Mason Children, 1670 (attributed to the Freake painter)

4 Anonymous: Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary, ca. 1670

5 Anonymous: Anne Pollard

6 Joshua Johnson: Portrait of Sea Captain John Murphy Joshua Johnson was the first distinguished African-American painter.

7 Ralph Earl: Roger Sherman

8 Ralph Earl: Portrait of A Man with A Gun

9 Robert Feke: Sir Isaac Royall and Family

10 John Hesselius: Charles Calvert and Colored Slave, 1761

11 Justus Engelhardt Kuhn: Henry Darnall III as A Child

12 18 th Century Painting Drastic improvements in technique: depth, perception Artists were more well trained. John Singleton Copley: Paul Revere

13 John Singleton Copley: The Gore Children

14 John Singleton Copley: Mr. and Mrs. Mifflin

15 John Singleton Copley: Mrs. Seymour Fort

16 John Singleton Copley: Boy and Squirrel

17 John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark


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