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Great Art and Artists of the World: British and North American Art to 1900
Great Art and Artists of the World British and North American Art to 1900 Author:Kenneth Garlick By the sixteenth century British art had already reached great heights in architecture and sculpture. But easel painting was almost non-existent. Then Henry VIII took into his service the great artist Hans Holbein, whose style would dominate English painting until the death of Elizabeth I. — Other artists soon began to influence British painting.... more » Van Dyck brought elegance and style to the art of portraiture. Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough, among others, would become great names in British art.
In North America, painters of the Hudson River School were developing American landscape art, and simplicity became characteristic of art in the New World.
"British and North American Art to 1900" contains more than ninety biographies. Throughout the volume are black and white reproductions as well as over seventy-five in full color. An extensive index is also included.« less