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Abraham Darby

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — British History.

(1677–1717).

The founder of the great Shropshire iron industry, using local supplies of coal and iron. He was born in Worcestershire of a quaker family, apprenticed in Birmingham,...

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Alfredo Jaar

Overview page. Subjects: Art — United States History.

(1956– )

Chilean artist. Born in Santiago, he left his native country as an exile from the Pinochet regime in 1981. He now lives and works in New York. Jaar's work is highly...

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Alison Saar

Overview page. Subjects: Art — United States History.

(b. 5 February 1956),

artist. Alison Saar works in diverse media, but she is best known for her sculpture and installations developed through assemblage, using recycled materials....

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Alma Thomas

Overview page. Subjects: Art — United States History.

(b. 22 September 1891; d. 24 February 1978), abstract artist.

Thomas created paintings that are in a way reminiscent of Handel’s “Water Music” or Schubert’s “Trout Quintet.” They...

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American System of Manufactures

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — United States History.

(19th century)

The American System of Manufactures came to international attention at the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, London, of 1851, and reflected the rapid...

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Anglo-Saxon art and architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Art — British History.

Now only survives fragmentarily and even what remains is not necessarily representative of what once existed. Our view of architecture, for example, is distorted by the near-total loss of...

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art History

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Regional and National History.

An academic discipline which, as its name implies, is concerned with the historical study of art in all its manifestations throughout the ages to the present day. Its origins can be traced...

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Augusta Savage

Overview page. Subjects: Art — United States History.

(1892–1962).

Sculptor. Largely because much of her work was lost or destroyed, she is more remembered today for her community activism during the Harlem Renaissance than for her...

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Before Hollywood

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 3847 words.

‘Before Hollywood’ describes how early film technology and storytelling methods developed out of older media. It begins with Thomas Edison’s Vitascope and the first dedicated movie...

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Betye Saar

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Art.

(b. 30 July 1926),

artist. Born Betye Irene Brown in Los Angeles, California, Betye Saar is a renowned assemblage artist and the mother of three daughters—Lezley, Alison, and...

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