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Landscape Painting: Artists Who Love the Land


The artists and their work
Anderson, Nancy K., and Linda S. Ferber. Albert Bierstadt:
Art and Enterprise. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with the Brooklyn Museum, 1990.
Beam, Philip C., Lois Homer Graham, Patricia Junker, David Tatham, and John Wilmerding. Winslow Homer in the l890s: Prout's Neck Observed. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1990.
Flexner, James Thomas. The World of Winslow Homer.
New York: Time, Incorporated, 1966.
Kloss, William. Treasures from the National Museum of American Art. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.
Landscape painting
Gussow, Alan. A Sense of Place: The Artist and the American Land. New York: Seabury Press, 1971.
Trenton, Patricia, and Peter H. Hassorick. The Rocky Mountains: A Vision for Artists in the Nineteenth Century. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983.
Lewis, Tony, and Thomas Goehner. Land and Landscape: Views of America's History and Culture. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1994.
This study guide is included in the museum's media-based resource kit, which also contains a video and workbook. Distributor: Crystal Productions, 1812 Johns Drive, P.O. Box 2159,
Glenview, IL 60025-6159; telephone: (800) 255-8629.
Visitors to the Smithsonian American Art Museum can view selections from the permanent collection as well as highlights of temporary exhibitions.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's SunSITE features a WebMuseum with images of hundreds of famous paintings. The site includes a glossary of painting terminology as well as an index of painters and periods, from thirteenth-century Gothic painting to twentieth-century pop art.
The University of Montana Museum of Fine Arts features a variety of period paintings by artists from across the United States.
Note: Because of the rapidly evolving nature of the Internet, it is possible that the uniform resource locators (URLs) above may have changed since publication.
Cover (printed publication): 
Thomas Nast. The Artist in the Mountains.
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George Catlin. River Bluffs, 1,320 Miles above St. Louis. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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Thomas Moran. The Chasm of the Colorado. Smithsonian American Art Museum,Smithsonian Institution. Lent by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary.
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Albert Bierstadt. Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Bequest of Helen Huntington Hull, granddaughter
of William Brown Dinsmore, who acquired the painting in 1873 for "The Locusts," the family estate in Dutchess County, New York.
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Mount Matterhorn, southern Switzerland.
Photograph by Ansel Adams. Copyright 1995 by the Trustees of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. All rights reserved.
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Philip C. Beam. High Cliff, Prout's Neck. Figure 42 in Beam, Philip C. Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1966.
Winslow Homer. High Cliff, Coast of Maine. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of William T. Evans.
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