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Important Artists and Paintings from the American South from 1690 to Today

Far from the stereotype as a rural, rustic, and unsophisticated backwater, the American South has produced some of the most important American art for more than 400 years. From coastal South Carolina to the “western” frontiers of Tennessee and Kentucky, wealthy, urbane clients demanded works from the most talented artists of the time. These artists, who represent a polyglot of cultures—English, German, French, Spanish, free African Americans, and enslaved African Americans—contributed miniatures, portraits, and landscape paintings that remain the prime representation of the best of American art. Examine the ongoing research of identifying the iconic works of Guilford Limner and other unknown artists. Also, explore the postwar renaissances experienced in different regions of the South.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of important artists from the American South
  • Familiarity with the artistic styles employed by painters from the American South

Ideal for

  • Art and history enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing arts professionals
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