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Author Driesbach, Janice Tolhurst.

Title Art of the gold rush / Janice T. Driesbach, Harvey L. Jones, and Katherine Church Holland
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 148 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents Foreword / Stephen C. McGough and Dennis M. Power -- Acknowledgments / Harvey L. Jones, Janice T. Driesbach and Katherine C. Holland -- Map of the gold country -- Introduction: The lure of gold / Janice T. Driesbach -- First in the field: Thomas A. Ayres and E. Hall Martin / Janice T. Driesbach and Harvey L. Jones -- Scenes of mining life: John Prendergast, Augusto Ferran, William Mcilvaine, W. Taber, William Birch Mcmurtrie, Harrison Eastman, Samuel Stillman Osgood, A.G., John Henry Dunnel, Washington F. Friend, John Woodhouse Audubon, Francis Samuel Marryat, and E. Godchaux / Janice T. Driesbach -- Portrait painter to the elite: William Smith Jewett / Janice T. Driesbach -- The Hessian party: Charles Christian Nahl, Arthur Nahl, and August Wenderoth / Harvey L. Jones -- Souvenirs of the mother lode: Ernest Narjot and George Henry Burgess / Harvey L. Jones -- Mining the picturesque: A.D.O. Browere / Janice T. Driesbach
Summary The California Gold Rush captured the get-rich dreams of people around the world more completely than almost any event in American history. This catalog, published in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, shows the vitality of the arts in the Golden State during the latter nineteenth century and documents the dramatic impact of the Gold Rush on the American imagination. Among the throngs of gold-seekers in California were artists, many self-taught, others formally trained, and their arrival produced an outpouring of artistic works
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, Calif., Jan. 24-May 31, 1998; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Calif., June 20-Sept. 13, 1998; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Dec. 30, 1998- Mar. 7, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-139) and index
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Subject Art, American -- California -- 19th century -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Gold mines and mining in art.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition, pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Form Electronic book
Author Holland, Katherine Church.
Jones, Harvey, 1935-
Crocker Art Museum.
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Oakland Museum.
ISBN 0520935152 (electronic bk.)
0585176485 (electronic bk.)
9780520935150 (electronic bk.)
9780585176482 (electronic bk.)