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Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art.


Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Edited by Kevin Sharp

University of Oklahoma Press


189 pages


Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West; Volume 27


Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name, this volume features images of hunting and fishing in American paintings and sculptures from the early 19th century through World War II, by artists like Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount, Martin Johnson Heade, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Charles M. Russell, Marsden Hartley, George Bellows, and Paul Manship, and four essays about the theme. They discuss how this imagery reflects traditional myths; works that value the dangers of hunting; depictions of families, pairs, and parties of hunters and fishers and the role of social bonding in a time of social, political, and cultural change; and themes of exploration and hunting in depicting individualism in terms of westward expansion. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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