The catalogue reveals the wide scope and variety of the collections held by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and sheds light on the fundamental developments in American art and in the history of graphic arts, presented via almost 200 master’s prints from the colonial period to the present. It introduces to the works by more than 100 artists, from Paul Revere to James McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, George Bellows, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Chuck Close, and Kary Walker. Twelve essays discuss various motifs found in American art and the aesthetic, historical and cultural values of graphic art production bringing new interpretations. Accompanied by the artists’ profiles and a glossary of terms from the field of graphic arts.
Czech-English version, 352 pages, 206 reproductions