Fine Lines American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum
Author: Karen A. Sherry was the Associate Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum.
Contributions: Caroline Gillaspie and Caitlin Jenkins
Publisher/Date: Brooklyn Museum/Giles (c. 2013) First edition, NAP Published on the occasion of the exhibition.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 248 pages; 8.6 x 10.3 inches. Profusely illustrated in duotones and color.
Description: Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum presents a selection of over 100 of the finest, rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from their world-renowned collection of American art. Produced between 1768 and 1945 in a wide range of media (including graphite, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, and pastel), the featured objects represent a variety of iconographies, styles, and practices in the history of American graphic arts. More than seventy artists are represented, including Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, John Singleton Copley, William Merritt Chase, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Marsden Hartley.
Organized into thematic sections, the exhibition examined portraiture, nudes, the clothed figure, narrative subjects, and natural and urban environments. This scholarly catalogue includes interpretive essays, illustrated entries, and a selected bibliography.