Selected Bibliography

Exhibition Statement

  • Bellion, Wendy. Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion and Visual Perception in Early National America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
  • Cook, James W. “Seeing the Visual In U.S. History.” The Journal of American History (September 2008): 432-441.
  • Fels, Thomas Weston. “Images & Events: Photography as an American Art.” The Print 
  • Collector’s Newsletter 20, no. 1 (March-April 1989): 1-5.
  • Gilmore, Michael T. Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Rawlinson, Mark. American Visual Culture. Oxford: Berg, 2009.
  • Shi, David E. Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850-1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Sokol, David M. “Conclusion: National Identity and Visual Culture in America.” The Journal of American Culture 31, no. 1 (March 2008): 98-101.
  • Sperling, Joy. “Reframing the Study of American Visual Culture: From National Studies to Transnational Digital Networks.” The Journal of American Culture 34, no. 1 (March 2011): 26-35.

Anonymous Artist (Hudson River Landscape)

  • Howat, John K., ed. American Paradise: The World of the Hudson River School. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987.
  • Wilton, Andrew. American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820-1880. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Anonymous Artist (Nauvoo on the Mississippi)

  • Leonard, Glen M. Nauvoo: A Place of Peace, A People of Promise. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co, 2002.
  • McBride, Matthew S. A House for the Most High: The Story of the Original Nauvoo Temple. Sandy: Greg Kofford Books, 2012.

Anonymous Photographer (Bank of Galesburg; North Side of Main Street)

  • Robison, Carley R. Galesburg Illinois in Vintage Postcards. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2000.

James E. Allen

  • Langa, Helen. Radical Art: Printmaking and the Left in 1930s New York. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
  • Rothstein, Elisabeth M. James E. Allen. New York: Mary Ryan Gallery, 1984.

Thomas Hart Benton

  • Adams, Henry. Thomas Hart Benton: Discoveries and Interpretations. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2015.
  • Fath, Creekmore West. The Lithographs of Thomas Hart Benton. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979.

Karl Bodmer

  • Tyler, Ron, and Brandon K. Rudd. Karl Bodmer’s North American Prints. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
  • Wood, W. Raymond, Joseph C. Porter, and David C. Hunt. Karl Bodmer’s Studio Art: The Newberry Library Bodmer Collection. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2007.

Currier and Ives

  • Le Beau, Bryan. Currier & Ives: America Reimagined. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001.
  • Marzio, Peter C. The Democratic Art: Chromolithography 1840-1900: Pictures for a 19th-Century America. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1979.

Ernst Damitz

  • Sparks, Esther. Ernst Damitz, 1805-1883. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1977.
  • Taylor, Bayard. Summer and Winter Pictures of Sweden, Denmark and Lapland. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1857.

Harvey Dunn

  • Karolevitz, Robert F. The Prairie is My Garden: The Story of Harvey Dunn, Artist. Aberdeen, South Dakota: North Plains Press, 1969.
  • Smith, Steven Escar, and Catherine A. Hostedt. American Book and Magazine Illustrators to 1920. Detroit: Gale Research, 1999.

Daniel Giraud Elliot

  • Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw’s National Library of American Biography. Chicago: American Publishers’ Association, 1909.
  • Sedacca, Joseph M., and James Coxe. A Naturalist and His Artists: Daniel Giraud Elliot Exhibition Photographs. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1973.

Lucy Garcia

  • Dillingham, Rick. Acoma and Laguna Pottery. Sante Fe: School of American Research Press, 2000.
  • Schaaf, Gregory. Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies. Sante Fe: Ciac Press, 2002.

Gerald Geerlings

  • Czestochowski, Joseph S. Gerald Geerlings: A Retrospective Exhibition of Prints, 1926-1988. New York: Associated American Artists, 1989.
  • Stevens, Andrew. 150 Years of Wisconsin Printmaking. Madison: Elvehjem Museum of Art, 1998.

Harold Gregor

  • Danehower, George Ann. Harold Gregor, A New View: Painter in the American Landscape Tradition. Peoria: Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1987.
  • Weems, Jason. Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Childe Hassam

  • Czestochowski, Joseph S. Impressionist Prints of Childe Hassam. Newburyport: Dover Publications, 2013.
  • Weinberg, Barbara H. Childe Hassam: American Impressionist. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004.

Clementine Hunter

  • Gilley, Shelby R. Painting by Heart: The Life and Art of Clementine Hunter, Louisiana Folk Artist. Baton Rouge: St. Emma Press, 2000.
  • Shiver, Art. Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012.

James E. Kelly

  • Bruce, Robert, ed. James E. Kelly, Sculptor of Americana. New York, 1938-39.
  • Styple, William B., ed. Generals in Bronze: Interviewing the Commanders of the Civil War. Kearny, New Jersey: Belle Grove Publishing Co., 2005

Jacob Lawrence

  • Hills, Patricia. Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
  • Nesbett, Peter T. Jacob Lawrence: The Complete Prints (1963-2000). Seattle: Francine Seders Gallery, 2001.  

Charles Alexandre Lesueur

  • Hamy, E.T. The Travels of the Naturalist Charles A. Lesueur in North America, 1815-1837. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1968.
  • Vail, R.W.G. The American Sketchbooks of Charles Alexandre Lesueur, 1816-1837. Worcester, Massachusetts: The American Antiquarian Society, 1938.

Mercedes Matter

  • Landau, Ellen G., et al. Mercedes Matter. New York: MB Art Publishing Co., 2009.
  • Marter, Joan, ed. Women of Abstract Expressionism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

John McCrady

  • Marshall, Keith. John McCrady, 1911-1968: Essay and Catalog. New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1975.

Dale Nichols

  • Guenther, Amanda Mobley. Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism. David City: Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, 2011.

Timothy H. O’Sullivan

  • Jurovics, Toby. Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.
  • Snyder, Joel. American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan, 1867-1874. Millerton: Aperture, 1981.

Frances Bond Palmer

  • Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer. Fanny Palmer: A Long Island Woman Who Portrayed America. Long Island: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 1997.
  • Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer. Fanny Palmer: The Life and Works of a Currier & Ives Artist. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2018.

Henry Ward Ranger

  • Becker, Jack, Lance Mayer, and Gay Myers. Henry Ward Ranger and the Humanized Landscape. Old Lyme: Florence Griswold Museum, 1999.
  • Riback, Estelle. The Intimate Landscape: A New Look at the Origins of the American Barbizon Movement. Fort Bragg, California: Lost Coast Press, 2004.

George Rickey

  • Gilbert, Gregory. “The Offer of Education: George Rickey’s Knox College Mural Reborn.” Knox Magazine 94, issue 1 (Spring 2010): 16-19.
  • Rosenthal, Nan. George Rickey. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1977.

John Rogers

  • Orcutt, Kimberly. John Rogers: American Stories. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2010.

Andrew J. Russell

  • Gallman, J. Matthew and Gary W. Gallagher, eds. Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2015.
  • Trachtenberg, Alan. Reading American Photographs: Images as History. New York: Hill & Wang, 1989.

Georges Schreiber

  • Georges Schreiber: I Chose This Land. New York: Associated American Artists, 1955.

Clare Smith

  • Hacker, P.M.S. The Renaissance of Gravure: The Art of S.W. Hayter. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.
  • Moser, Joann. Atelier 17: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition. Madison: Elvehjem Art Center, 1977.

Robert Smithson

  • Reynolds, Ann Morris. Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2003.
  • Sobieszek, Robert A. Robert Smithson: Photo Works. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1993.

Dorothea Tanning

  • Bailly, Jean-Christophe, and Robert C. Morgan. Dorothea Tanning. New York: G. Braziller, 1995.
  • Chadwick, Whitney. Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism, and Self-Representation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1998.

Amy Rooks West

  • Calkins, Earnest Elmo. They Broke the Prairie. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
  • Webster, Martha Farnham. Seventy-Five Significant Years: The Story of Knox College, 1837-1937. Galesburg: Wagoner Printing Company, 1912.

Grant Wood

  • Cole, Sylvan Jr. Grant Wood: The Lithographs: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Associated American Artists, 1984.
  • Corn, Wanda M. Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.