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John Trumbull : Painter of the Revolutionary War.

By: Murray, Stuart A P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2009Description: 1 online resource (81 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317466765.Subject(s): Painters -- United States -- Biography | Trumbull, John, -- 1756-1843 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Art and the revolution | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography | United States. -- Army -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: John Trumbull: Painter of the Revolutionary WarDDC classification: 759.13 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- By and About John Trumbull -- Map -- Chapter One A Natural Genius for Art -- Chapter Two The Patriot Colonel -- Chapter Three An American Artist -- Chapter Four Studio and Prison -- Chapter Five Portraying the Revolution's Finest Moments -- Chapter Six A World of Revolution and War -- Chapter Seven An Artist and a Gentleman -- Glossary -- Time Line -- Further Research -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: John Trumbull's sweeping historical paintings of battle scenes of the American Revolution hang in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., for all to see. This patriot-artist painted lifelike portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, and he traveled around the country to capture realistic likenesses of the other Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Pore over the landmark work left by this brilliant artist and become acquainted with a man who, despite great adversity, was determined to portray in lush detail the first stirrings of the nation that would become America. The inscription on John Trumbull's memorial fittingly reads: "To his country he gave his sword and pencil.".
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- By and About John Trumbull -- Map -- Chapter One A Natural Genius for Art -- Chapter Two The Patriot Colonel -- Chapter Three An American Artist -- Chapter Four Studio and Prison -- Chapter Five Portraying the Revolution's Finest Moments -- Chapter Six A World of Revolution and War -- Chapter Seven An Artist and a Gentleman -- Glossary -- Time Line -- Further Research -- Bibliography -- Index.

John Trumbull's sweeping historical paintings of battle scenes of the American Revolution hang in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., for all to see. This patriot-artist painted lifelike portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, and he traveled around the country to capture realistic likenesses of the other Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Pore over the landmark work left by this brilliant artist and become acquainted with a man who, despite great adversity, was determined to portray in lush detail the first stirrings of the nation that would become America. The inscription on John Trumbull's memorial fittingly reads: "To his country he gave his sword and pencil.".

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-These books do an excellent job of presenting American history through the eyes of artists who took it upon themselves to document some of our country's most triumphant and devastating moments. The copiously illustrated texts provide concise yet sufficient biographies of the individuals and their times and delineate the scope of their artistic endeavors. In every case, the facts of the historical period are interwoven to explain how/why the artists chose the work that became their trademarks. The writing in each book is clear and comprehensible, highlighting both the artist's triumphs and trials. Frequent quotes do much to personalize the historical facts and to prevent the texts from becoming dry. Lange has no source notes; the other volumes include a brief note for the quotations. A two-page map outlines the geographic range of the artists' work. The illustrations, of course, are the books' strengths. Although in a few cases some of the paintings or photos appear several pages before or after being mentioned, most of them are in sync with the written word. These titles will serve both as fine introductions to the art forms of documentary painting and photography and as well-researched visual histories of America's growing pains. They could be of great assistance in preparations for History Day programs, either as research tools or to inspire students to create their own records of current local events.-Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, formerly at LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p>Stuart A. P. Murray has been an author and editor for almost thirty years, specializing in American history. He is the author of thirty-four books, including the award-winning America's Song: The Story of Yankee Doodle, and books on the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Vietnam War. He lives in Petersburgh, NY.</p>

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