Maryland Art History

with an emphasis on representational art



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Maryland Art History ." 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.

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Resource Library essays listed by author name in alphabetical order, followed by articles:

Maryland artists: 1890-1970

Maryland Artists from the Collection, 1890-1970

Regional Artists from the Permanent Collection of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Visions of the Eastern Shore

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Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:

Baltimore Museum of Art

Goldman Art Gallery

Maryland Historical Society

The Mitchell Art Gallery at St. John's College

The Snallygaster School

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts


Other art museums

James E. Lewis Museum of Art


Other online information:

Artists from Maryland in Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Charcoal Club from Suzanne Hill September, 2007. Accessed August, 2015.

Maryland (sampling of artists and works connected to state) from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.

Maryland Historical Society has a website including a Collections Online section featuring historic paintings. Accessed August, 2015.

Maryland Painters from Maryland State Archives. Accessed December, 2015.

Maryland State Art Collection - from State of Maryland. Accessed August, 2015.

Portraits and Historical Paintings in the Maryland State House, from Maryland State Archives. Accessed August, 2015.


TFAO's Distinguished Artists catalogue provides online access to biographical information for artists associated with this state. Also, Search Resource Library for online articles and essays concerning both individual artists associated with this state's history and the history of art centers and museums in this state. Resource Library articles and essays devoted to individual artists and institutions are not listed on this page.


Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:

A Celebration of Maryland Artists: The Permanent Collection By Maryland Artists At Towson State University, by JIM FLOOD. Publisher: TOWSON STATE UNIVERSITY (1986). ASIN: B000V5QNJG

350 Years of Art and Architecture in Maryland, Essays by Elizabeth B. Johns, Josephine Withers, David P. Fogle, John W. Hill, Mary A. Dean, and William Voss Edler III, 1984. 248 pp. Published by The Art Gallery, University of Maryland. 1984.

Celebrating 350 Years: Nineteenth-century Maryland Artists, April 1-29, 1984, By Jean Woods, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Md.), Published by Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 1984. 26 pages

Baltimore's Public Art, By Committee for Public Art in Baltimore, Committee for Public Art in Baltimore. Published by Schneidereith & Sons, 1980. 16 pages

Maryland Heritage: Five Baltimore Institutions Celebrate the American Bicentennial, By John B. Boles, Maryland Historical Society, Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.), Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Peale Museum, Maryland Academy of Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland Academy of Science. Published by Maryland Historical Society, 1976. ISBN 0938420100, 9780938420101. 253 pages

Maryland Historical Prints, 1752 to 1889: A Selection from the Robert G. Merrick Collection, Maryland Historical Society, and Other Maryland Collections, By Lois B. McCauley, Maryland Historical Society, Published by Maryland Historical Society, 1975. 259 pages

Two Hundred and Fifty Years of Painting in Maryland, By Baltimore Museum of Art, Jacob Hall Pleasants, Published by Baltimore Museum of Art, 1945. Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized Jul 14, 2008. 78 pages "A survey of painting in Maryland, by J. Hall Pleasants": p. 5-13.

Oil Paintings by a Group of Maryland Artists, by Arnot Art Museum - Painting, American - 1939. Catalog of an exhibition held Apr., 1939.

Artists who Have Worked in Baltimore, 1796-1880, By S E Lafferty. Published by s.n, 1934. "The original copy of this list is in the George Peabody Dept. of the Enoch Pratt Free Library." (text courtesy of Google Books)

Art in Baltimore Monuments and Memorials: Monuments and Memorials, By William Sener Rusk. Published by Norman, Remington Co., 1924. 141 pages

Baltimore: Its History and Its People, By Clayton Colman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co. Published by Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1912. (vol. 1)




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