This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Illustrators." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the date of publication in Resource Library.
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Also see Children's Illustrated Literature
Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:
As of 8/19/11 TFAO's website contained: 623 pages referencing the word "Illustrator." To search TFAO's site please click here.
(also see Children's Illustrated Literature)
From other web sites:
American Art Archives is a website dedicated to American Illustrators.
American Legacy Fine Arts, LLC. presents on its Research Library page as of 10/13 several essays including The Rise of an American Art by Michael Zakian
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr (1821-88): American illustrator from The Darley Society
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, an exhibit held February - June 2011 at the Boston Athenæum. Accessed May, 2014
Fins and Feathers: Children's Book Illustrations from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, an exhibit held January 21-April 22, 2012 at the Figge Art Museum. Includes images. Accessed 9/14.
How He Was to His Talents: The Work of Ernest Haskell, an exhibit held March 24 - August 7, 2011 at the Mead Art Museum. Includes checklist and more. Accessed February, 2015
Illustrators from AskArt.com
Julius J. Lankes, Survey of an American Artist, an exhibit held November 12, 2013 to January 26, 2014 at University of Richmond Museums. Includes 52-minute online video featuring Kate Meyer, Assistant Curator, Works on Paper, Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Accessed February, 2015.
Kelly Collection of American Illustration is a private collection of paintings and drawings by American Illustrators. The Kelly Collection website contains a list of relevant exhibitions and essays, plus other information. Accessed February, 2015.
More Than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, from Archives of American Art. Accessed November, 2013.
Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure, an exhibit held November 8, 2014 through March 8, 2015 at Norman Rockwell Museum. Includes two online videos and press reviews. Accessed April, 2015.
National Museum of American Illustration
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, an exhibit held November 19, 2010 - April 10, 2011 at the Brooklyn Museum. The page for the exhibit includes a comprehensive teacher packet. Accessed May, 2014
Samuel L. Schmucker: The Golden Age of Postcards, an exhibit held 1/22/05 - 5/30/05 at the Reading Public Museum. Accessed April, 2015.
Society of Illustrators
State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle, an exhibit held February 9, 2013 - June 2, 2013 at the Delaware Art Museum. Includes brief biographies. Accessed 9/14.
The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator, an exhibit held June 7, 2014 through October 26, 2014 at Norman Rockwell Museum. Includes online video and press releases and reviews. Accessed April, 2015.
Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney, an exhibit held in 2011 at Norman Rockwell Museum. Includes online 12-minute video. Accessed April, 2015.
The PBS American Masters series includes a documentary concerning Alfred Stieglitz. PBS's web site offers a page that includes eight video clips from four to nine minutes in length not found in the original documentary. Stieglitz-experts in the clips include Historian Thomas Bender; Alan Trachtenberg, Professor of American Studies at Yale; Richard Whelan, Stieglitz Biographer; Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Curator at Philips Gallery; Sarah Greenough, Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art; Joanna Steichen, Author, and widow of Edward Steichen; Sue Davidson-Lowe, author and grand-niece of Stieglitz; and Wanda Corn, art historian at Stanford. More from American Masters:
The Butler Art Institute featured a video library page on its website. As of September, 2009 the page offers four videos of illustrator Bill Dotsun at work. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
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