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The Resource Edith Halpert : the Downtown Gallery and the rise of American art, Rebecca Shaykin

Edith Halpert : the Downtown Gallery and the rise of American art, Rebecca Shaykin

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Edith Halpert : the Downtown Gallery and the rise of American art
Title
Edith Halpert
Title remainder
the Downtown Gallery and the rise of American art
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Shaykin
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Contributor
Author
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The question "What is American art?" might conjure the hyperrealism of Raphaelle Peale and William Harnett, the bold graphic style of Stuart Davis and Jacob Lawrence, or the Precisionist forms of Charles Sheeler. Little known, however, is that such notions of American art are significantly owed to a Russian Jewish immigrant named Edith Halpert. The founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York, Halpert shaped an identity for American art, declaring that its thrilling heterogeneity and democratic values were what most distinguished it from the European avant-garde. For forty-plus years, Halpert's gallery brought recognition and market success to now-legendary American artists-among them Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O'Keeffe, in addition to the artists mentioned above. She relentlessly championed nonwhite, female, and unknown artists and was a formative advisor in the shaping of many of the nation's most celebrated art museums and collections, from San Francisco to Boston. Not content with those achievements, she also pioneered the appreciation and collecting of American folk art. Richly illustrated with works that passed through her groundbreaking gallery, this book tells the extraordinary and largely overlooked story of her career and legacy. The artists Halpert launched into the American canon are household names-and this book compellingly argues that hers should be, as well--Adapted from page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaykin, Rebecca
Dewey number
700.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NX503-512.3
  • N6512
LC item number
.S33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halpert, Edith Gregor
  • Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Art patrons
  • Art dealers
  • Art, American
  • Folk art
Label
Edith Halpert : the Downtown Gallery and the rise of American art, Rebecca Shaykin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Jewish Museum, New York, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America."
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, organized by the Jewish Museum, New York, October 18, 2019-February 9, 2020
Bar code
  • 31223131117344
  • 31223132980625
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Married to American art
  • Our gallery
  • American ancestors
  • The picture boom
  • The Halpert influence
  • Selections from the collection of Edith Halpert
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780300231007
Lccn
2019939091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089969095
Label
Edith Halpert : the Downtown Gallery and the rise of American art, Rebecca Shaykin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Jewish Museum, New York, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America."
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, organized by the Jewish Museum, New York, October 18, 2019-February 9, 2020
Bar code
  • 31223131117344
  • 31223132980625
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Married to American art
  • Our gallery
  • American ancestors
  • The picture boom
  • The Halpert influence
  • Selections from the collection of Edith Halpert
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780300231007
Lccn
2019939091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089969095

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