About The Era
During the postwar period Americans also began enthusiastically turning their attention abroad. They flocked to Europe to visit London, Paris, Rome, Florence, and Berlin, the major cities on the Grand Tour. Art schools in the United States offered limited classes, so the royal academies in Germany, France, and England attracted thousands of young Americans. By the 1870s American painting no longer evinced a singleness of purpose. Although Winslow Homer became the quintessential Yankee painter, with his representations of country life during the reconstruction era, European aesthetics began to infiltrate taste.
- About the Era.
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- Gaehtgens, Thomas W. and Heinz Ickstadt. American Icons: Transatlantic Perspectives on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Art. Santa Monica, CA: The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1992
- Fort, Ilene Susan, with Trudi Abram. American Paintings in Southern California: From Gilbert Stuart to Georgia O'Keeffe. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1996.