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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

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4 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)

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

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8 Anonymous: Anne Pollard

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10 Joshua Johnson: Portrait of Sea Captain John Murphy, 1810 Joshua Johnson was the first distinguished African-American painter.

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12 Ralph Earl: Roger Sherman

13 Ralph Earl: Portrait of A Man with A Gun I have so much land!!!

14 Robert Feke: Sir Isaac Royall and Family Sister Sister- in -law Daughter Wife Wealth

15 John Hesselius: Charles Calvert and Colored Slave, 1761

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17 Justus Engelhardt Kuhn: Henry Darnall III as A Child

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19 18 th Century Painting Drastic improvements in technique: depth, perception Artists were more well trained. John Singleton Copley: Paul Revere

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21 John Singleton Copley: The Gore Children

22 John Singleton Copley: Mr. and Mrs. Mifflin

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24 John Singleton Copley: Mrs. Seymour Fort

25 John Singleton Copley: Boy and Squirrel

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28 John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark How is this style different from the others we have seen so far?

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