Profiling 400 prominent artists of the 20th century, each entry in this reference includes a biographical profile; lists of exhibitions, public galleries and museums; a bibliography of books and articles by and about the entrant; and presents a critical perspective on the artist's work.
What is "California art?" For the purposes of this book California art is any art made by an artist who has established a period of residency in the state. While the book' s main thrust is painting, the medium most people collect, periodic chapters briefly survey sculpture, printmaking, photography, and arts and crafts, both to establish a setting for the style changes through which painting evolved and to show painting's relationship to other media. The volume covers the entire history of California art from the early mapmakers and explorers to the landscapists of the early twentieth century, the post-World War II modernists, and the late twentieth-century "idea" artists who champion personal, social and political issues.
To date, the "Dictionary of International Biography" has honored more than 200,000 individuals from almost every nation and has earned an international reputation as a highly respected reference work. An ever-growing reference source, only a few biographical entries are repeated from edition to edition, and only when they have been updated with important new material. In this way, each new edition adds thousands of new biographies to those already published in the series. For highest level of accuracy, the biographies are supplied and checked by the individuals themselves. This updated edition contains approximately 5000 entries for men and women in all professions and fields of interest on a truly worldwide scale.
Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.