American Art in the Princeton University Art MuseumRegular price $ 65.00
The Princeton University Art Museum’s collection of American drawings and watercolors is impressive in both scope and quality, providing a comprehensive overview of the nation’s artistic traditions. This lavishly illustrated book highlights 77 master drawings and watercolors chosen from the museum’s extensive collection. The selections, which range from the 18th century to the present, include Benjamin West, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lee Bontecou, and Tom Wesselmann.
The book also features an introduction by John Wilmerding describing Princeton’s history of collecting American art, as well as an essay by Kathleen A. Foster on the historiography of American drawings and watercolors. A useful checklist of the Museum’s entire collection of more than 1,300 American drawings and watercolors, selectively illustrated in color, concludes the book.