American Athletic and Sporting Art




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This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Athletic and Sporting Art." 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 these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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From Resource Library in chronological order:

The Artist/Athlete George Bellows, Tennis, and Gustavus; essay by Steve Wilkinson and Donald Myers (12/15/09)

Roy M. Mason: Sporting Artist; article by Victoria Sandwick Schmitt (2/26/09)

Ogden Pleissner: On the Water (8/15/07)

Frank W. Benson ­ Sportsman/Etcher (9/20/05)

Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? (7/23/04)

Art at Home Plate: Philadelphia Baseball Legends on Canvas (1/16/04)

Ruben Ortiz Torres - The Texas Leaguer Turns Baseball on Its Bobble-Head at the Glassell School of Art (12/22/03)

Carl Rungius: Artist, Sportsman (5/31/03)

The Sporting View: American Sporting Art from the Collection of Robert B. Mayo (10/8/00)

The Sporting View: American Sporting Art from the Collection of Robert B. Mayo (10/8/00)

Capture the Wind: Racing Yachts & Westchester (8/14/00)

The Thrill of Excellence and Eleanor Iselin Wade: Artist and Horsewoman (8/14/00)

The Old Ball Game (5/31/00)

"All Stars: American Sporting Prints from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams" and "Green Bay Replay" (2/22/00)

All-Stars: American Sporting Prints from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (9/6/99)

Photographs of America's Baseball Stadiums (7/13/99)

The Thoroughbred: Born to Run and Jump (5/12/99)

By Hook, Horse or Hound: Sporting Art at the Shelburne Museum (5/12/99)

An American Pulse: The Lithographs of George Wesley Bellows (1/99)

Spinning Spheres and Whirling Wheels: The Art of Play (9/22/98)

 

TFAO references:

As of 12/5/13 TFAO Digital Library contained 136 pages referencing the word "Sports."

 

From other websites:

American Sport Art Museum and Archive. Accessed August, 2015.

The Art of Baseball was a 2015 exhibit from the Concord Museum, which says: "The Art of Baseball explored many ways that artists responded to America's national pastime. The exhibition considered baseball locally through both the major league tradition of the Boston Red Sox and through recreational leagues in communities like concord, where semi-pro games at Emerson Field once drew thousands of spectators." Accessed 10/16

Olympic Artists by Teta Collins, from AskArt.com. Accessed August, 2015.

Cycleback's Online Museum of Early Baseball Memorabilia. Accessed August, 2015.

Decoy Carving from Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. Accessed August, 2015.

Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports, an exhibit held February 4-April 17, 2011 at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Accessed February, 2015.

Monument to Freedom of Expression Foundation with exhibitions of the sculptures of athletes by Joseph Brown. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

The National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis, IN. Accessed August, 2015.

 

DVD/VHS videos:

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Books:

The Artist at Ringside: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, March 29-May 10, 1992, The National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1-August 2, 1992, by Steven L. Brezzo. The Institute, 1992 - 80 pages

Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports. Foreword by Judith O. Richards. Text by Christopher Bedford, Peggy Phelan, Julia Bryan-Wilson. Independent Curators International (2009)

Sportscape: The Evolution of Sports Photography, by Paul Wombell (2000)

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