New Hope for American Artby Jim Alterman
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.… See more details below
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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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.
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.