New Hope for American Art

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Collecting American art has never been more exciting, and as the stock market continues to be uncertain and interest rates remain unrewardingly low, more and more focus is placed on art as an investment. Artists of the Hudson River School, who flourished during the mid-to late-19th century, have been highly sought after by museums and collectors since the late 1960s. As new generations of collectors and investors emerge into the world of American art, impressionism, and modernism are fast becoming the art of ...
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Collecting American art has never been more exciting, and as the stock market continues to be uncertain and interest rates remain unrewardingly low, more and more focus is placed on art as an investment. Artists of the Hudson River School, who flourished during the mid-to late-19th century, have been highly sought after by museums and collectors since the late 1960s. As new generations of collectors and investors emerge into the world of American art, impressionism, and modernism are fast becoming the art of choice. In past years, these styles of painting were always considered to be mastered by the French. With our nation’s increasing number of art collectors, there comes a greater demand for paintings created in this country. When closely examining artists and art colonies from 20th century America, a group that has been garnering more attention than most among museums, scholars, collectors and galleries is the "New Hope School," also known as the "Pennsylvania Impressionists."

Beginning around 1900, an art colony formed in the picturesque river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, located midway between Philadelphia and New York City. While in the prime of their careers, many painters from the New Hope Art Colony were regarded among the nations finest. As impressionism fell out of favor in the mid 20th century, these artists became somewhat forgotten. Only in the last two decades have these talented artists been brought back to light re-establishing their once important standing in the scope of American art.

This book, which shows in great depth the significance of this group, contains over 1000 color plates with biographical sketches representing 165 artists who painted in and around New Hope from 1900 to 1960. Also included are important chapters on how to build a quality collection and finding values and opportunities present within this group. In addition, it offers valuable tips on how to avoid the common mistakes often experie nced by new collectors drawn from the author’s personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977266500
  • Publisher: Jim's of Lambertville
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 612
  • Sales rank: 224,683
  • Product dimensions: 11.25 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

"New Hope For American Art" was authored, designed and published by Jim Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A long-time collector and owner of the well-known art gallery, "Jim’s of Lambertville," Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one’s eye. Heavily weighted with illustrations showing fine examples from over fifty private, corporate and museum collections, "New Hope For American Art" is a feast for the eyes.
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Table of Contents

Lenders 7
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 11-15
Building a Quality Collection 17-21
Values and Opportunities 23-27
Abrams, Eleanor 30, 31
Allen, Junius 32
Autorino, Anthony Michael 33-35
Badura, Bernard 36, 37
Baker, Henry 38, 39
Barnes, John Pierce 40
Barrett, Joseph 41, 42
Baum, Walter 43-50
Behler, Will 51 Bellows, George 52
Berman, Harry 53
Berninger, John 54, 55
Bernstein, Theresa 56
Bloch, Julius 57
Bosa, Louis 58, 59
Bredin, Rae Sloan 60-71
Bryant, Maude Drein 72
Budell, Hortense 73
Buergerniss, Carl 74, 75
Butler, Mary 76
Bye, Arthur 77
Bye, Ranulph 78
Carlson, Margaret Goddard 79, 80
Carter, Clarence 81, 82
Cartwright, Isabel Branson 83
Cimiotti, Gustave 84
Cochrane, Constance 85, 86
Coiner,Charles 87
Colt, Morgan 88-95
Coppedge, Fern 96-109
Corbino, John 110
Corson, Emmasita 111
Crilley, Joseph 112, 113
Crosthwaite, Paul 114
Crumling, Wayne 115
D’Ascenzo, Nicola 116
Davis, Gerald Vivian 117, 118
Drew-Bear, Jesse 119, 120
Dull, John 121
Eaton, Charles W. 122
Ely, Letitia Maxwell 123
English, F. F. 124, 125
Etting, Emlen 126, 127
Evans, Charles 128-131
Farley, Richard Blossom 132
Ferguson, Nancy Maybin 133-135
Folinsbee, John 136-149
Foster, John 150, 151
Garber, Daniel 152-179
Garner, Charles S. 180
Gash, Chester 181
Gasser, Henry 182-184
Gatch, Lee 185-188
Gaul, Arrah Lee 189
Good, Minetta 190
Grabach, John 191-98
Green, Grace M. 199-201
Greene, Albert Van Nesse 202
Halter, Jean 203, 204
Harer, Frederick 205, 206
Hargens, Charles 207-210
Harrison, Birge 211
Herbst, Frank C. 212
Hoffman, Richard Peter 213-216
Hood, Mary G.L. 217-219
Horn, Harry 220, 221
Horter, Earle 222, 223
Howard, Charlotte 224
Howard, Edith Lucile 225
James, John Wells 226-231
Johnson, Clarence 232-238
Keast, Grace Gemberling 239
Keenan, Peter 240, 241
Konrad, Adolph 242-246
Krafft, Carl 247
Lathrop, William Langson 248-258
Leith-Ross, Harry 259-273
Levi, Julian 274
Lindborg, Carl 275-277
Lindenmuth, Arlington N. 278
Lindenmuth, Tod 279, 280
Longchamp, Gaston 281
MacRae, Emma Fordyce 282, 283
Mager, Gus 284
Magill, R.C. 285
Manley, Thomas R. 286-289
Martino, Antonio 290-295
Martino, Giovanni 296-298
Mattern, Walter 299
McCarter, Henry 300
Meierhans, Joseph 301-312
Meltzer, Arthur 313-321
Miller, Mildred Bunting 322, 324
Miller, R.A.D. 325-333
Mitchell, Alfred 334
Musicant, Tobias 335-339
Ney, Lloyd 340-347
Nordfeldt, B.J.O. 348-353
Nordfeldt, Emily Abbott 354, 355
Nunamaker, Alfred 356-361
Nunamaker, Kenneth 362-370
Nuse, Roy 371-374
Pancoast, Morris Hall 375, 376
Pearson, Joseph T. 377-384
Perrine, Van Dearing 385
Phillips, S. George 386-391
Pittman, Hobson 392-395
Price, M. Elizabeth 396-405
Pulling er, Herbert 406
Purviance, Cora 407
Ramsey, Charles Frederick 408-415
Ramstonev Co-operative Project 416-424
Rand, Henry A. 425-429
Reckless, Stanley 430-433
Redfield, Edward Willis 434-457
Remlinger, Joseph 458
Renninger, Katherine Steele 459-461
Ricciardi, Cesare 462
Richter, Wilmer 463
Riggs, Robert 464, 465
Rix, Julian 466
Rosen, Charles 467-472
Rosin, Harry 473
Sample, Paul 474
Sarg, Mary 475
Scalella, Jules 476
Schofield, Walter Elmer 477-485
Sharp, John 486, 487
Simpson, Maxwell Stewart 488
Sirak, Carol 489, 490
Snell, Florence Francis 491
Snell, Henry Bayley 492-497
Solowey, Ben 498
Sotter, Alice 499
Sotter, George W. 500-516
Speakman, Anna 517
Speight, Francis 518
Spencer, Margaret 519
Spencer, Robert 520-531
Stark, Melville 532-533
Stoddard, Alice Kent 534-536
Stone, Louis 537-542
Stroud, Clara 543
Stroud, Ida Wells 544, 545
Stuempfig, Walter 546-547
Swengel, Faye (Badura) 548, 549
Symons, George Gardner 550, 551
Taylor, Mary Perkins 552
Taylor, William Francis 553-558
Vanka, Maxo 559
Van Roekens, Paulette 560-565
Wagner, Fred 566-572
Wales, Orlando G. 573
Wallace, Ethel 574-577
Walter, Martha 578-583
Ward, Charles 584, 585
Warwick, Ethel 586
Washington, Elizabeth 587
Wedderspoon, Richard 588-591
Weygandt, John H. 592-594
Whiteside, Frank Reed 595-598
Wiese, Kurt 599, 600
Yates, Cullen 601
Young, Charles Morris 602, 603
Zenk, Josef 604-612
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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    Fabulous Book for Art Lovers

    This book is fantastic! It is the most comprehensive collection of paintings and information about the New Hope, PA area impressionists and modernists of the 20th century. The quality of the photographs is superb. Jim Alterman has done a wonderful job of seeking out paintings rarely seen by the public. Anyone who is an artist, a collector, a lover of the
    Bucks County, PA area or simply someone who enjoys looking at beautiful
    art will love this book. Well worth the price.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Great book...beautiful images

    I really like this book as a collection of important artists (mostly impressionists) in and around the New Hope Bucks County PA area. I feel the work done by these artists deserves even more attention. The color pictures throughout this book will have you looking for hours.I also like the fact that Alterman included some of the modernists of the time but I was looking for a few more like Stewart Wheeler, Walter Reinsel ..etc to get these other great Philadelphia area artists their due. I originally bought this book because it included John Dull and a few other Philly artists.

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