American Athletic and Sporting Art


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TFAO references:

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


From other web sites:

American Sport Art Museum and Archive

Artists and the Olympic Games by Teta Collins, from, with a list of artists

Cycleback's Online Museum of Early Baseball Memorabilia

Decoy Carving from Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

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

The National Art Museum of Sport at University Place on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis


Related 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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