Catalogues

Available Catalogues

The following catalogues are available for 3-day loan from the Georgia Museum of Art's Teacher Resource Center. To order, please call the department of education at (706) 542-GMOA. Catalogues are divided into 4 categories: Individual Artists, European, American, and Non-Western.

Georgia Museum of Art Bulletin, Volume 17: John Taylor Arms, His World and Work

124 pages, 1993
The catalogue includes a biography of John Taylor Arms, a creative printmaker credited with continuing the tradition of the great masters of 19th-century printmaking into the 20th century. During the first half of this century, Arms was recognized as one of America's most distinguished graphic artists, and he continues to be known primarily for his etchings and aquatints. The Bulletin also includes a series description of the work of John Taylor Arms, a description of his work ethic and appeal, a list of Arms's print awards and a catalogue of the exhibited works.

The Art of Gerald Brockhurst

156 pages, 1993
This publication includes essays on the life and art of Gerald Brockhurst, one of the 20th century's great printmakers and draftsmen, and an analysis of the women featured in his work. Brockhurst, celebrated for his sophisticated renderings of the women in his life, is known for his portraits of the celebrities and “society” figures of his era. This first large-scale U.S. exhibition of the artist's prints, drawings and etchings epitomizes the elegance associated with the decades of the 1920s and 1930s. A catalogue of exhibited works is also included.

Frank Buchser: A Swiss Artist in America, 1866-1871

100 pages, 1997
Frank Buchser's works were exhibited during the summer of 1996 to celebrate the spirit of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. The featured paintings portray Buchser's foreign perspective of Reconstruction-era America during his six-year stay. The works include portraits of Civil War generals such as William Tecumseh Sherman and Robert E. Lee, which permanently hang in the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. The painting of Lee is particularly interesting in that he is not posed in his Confederate uniform. This portrait, the last to be completed during Lee's lifetime, emphasizes the general's desire to leave the war in the past. Buchser also painted African Americans, whom he encountered during his stay in the United States, and his perceptions of the American West as he accompanied Sherman on a trip to inspect the western railroads. This publication is the first in the English language to document the Swiss artist and his works.

Fritz Bultman: Collages

80 pages, 1998
Fritz Bultman, a New Orleans-born artist who studied in Munich, Germany as a teenager, became a student and fellow Abstract Expressionist of Hans Hofmann in the 1940s. He was also one of the 18 Advanced Artists who boycotted the 1950 exhibition American Painting Today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The “Irascible 18,” as the artists were dubbed, protested the conservative nature of the selection process for the show in a letter published by the New York Times. When the Irascibles were pictured in Life magazine in 1950, Bultman was in Italy studying bronze casting techniques, so he missed the photography session. The artist has never really been given the same credit as such contemporaries as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, or his mentor, Hans Hofmann. The publication highlights Bultman's collages, which were influenced by Henri Matisse's cut-paper technique.

Albert Christ-Janer

120 pages, 1976
Albert Christ-Janer, a highly regarded educator and art historian as well as a painter and printmaker, served as the first Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Art at the University of Georgia in 1970 after a distinguished career in New York and elsewhere in the nation. The publication includes several essays detailing Christ-Janer's career (in particular, his time at Tamarind and the University of Georgia); a selective chronology of the artist's life; a description of Christ-Janer's innovative plans for a national arts center; a list of public collections and exhibitions of the artist's work; and a catalogue of the paintings and prints featured in the exhibition.

George Cooke (1793-1849)

104 pages, 1991
George Cooke, a popular 19th-century portraitist and landscape painter, also painted historical subjects and copies of Old Master paintings. This first retrospective exhibition and catalogue of his works includes more than 30 portraits, historical scenes, landscapes, prints and drawings. This publication won the LoPresti/Arliss Award for scholarly research.

Elaine de Kooning

120 pages, 1992
Elaine de Kooning, a distinguished teacher and critic as well as a renowned painter, is perhaps most often recognized for her sports paintings, portraits of celebrities and Bacchus variations. This catalogue, however, featured work from all of the series by this important Abstract Expressionist. De Kooning, although considered a second generation Abstract Expressionist, was very much an insider within the New York School—the first international school to emerge from the American art community. She painted unconventional portraits that were notable for the record that they presented of people like President Kennedy and also for their Abstract Expressionist style. The publication includes an overview of Elaine de Kooning's life and career and several analyses of her work and artistic style.

Josef Klein Sculptures

80 pages, 1995
This first retrospective exhibition of Josef Klein's sculpture focused on the most productive years of Klein's career, the early and mid-1930s in Atlanta. Although his career as a sculptor is generally judged on the basis of works completed in the brief span of a dozen years, sufficient evidence exists to assess Klein's contribution to 20th-century American art. Between 1930 and 1942, Klein executed as many as 150 sculptures, including monuments, portrait busts and metaphorical figures, many of which were included in the Georgia Museum of Art's exhibition. The publication includes a chronological account of Klein's career, a thematic analysis of his works, a description of the cultural climate in Atlanta during the 1930s and a catalogue of the exhibition.

Charles Meryon and Jean-Francois Millet: Etchings of Urban and Rural 19th-Century France

142 pages, 1993
In their images of mid-19th century France, Meryon and Millet looked to the pre-industrial sections of Paris and its environs for inspiration. The featured works by Meryon draw heavily from scenes of French city life of the period and offer architectural perspectives of Parisian landmarks, while Millet's prints are primarily rural in nature, inspired by his upbringing in the country. The publication includes a description of the etching process, reflections on Paris during the artists' lives, a catalogue of the exhibition and analyses of several featured works.

The Sculpture of Larry Mohr

43 pages, 1998
This catalogue presents a representative selection of the wide range of sculptures by New York artist Larry Mohr. The book surveys his work from the 1960s to the present, encompassing a wide spectrum of themes, ranging from Hebraic subjects derived from his Jewish heritage to figural and abstract works. Mohr began creating art at the age of 43, after a successful career as a lawyer and businessman. His sculptures are now housed in the collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, Vassar College, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Georgia Museum of Art, among others. Mohr is best known for his large-scale aluminum and bronze sculptures made of welded and bolted I-beams, which are either abstract or anthropomorphic and animal-like forms. This catalogue features two essays examining Mohr's life and work, a checklist of the exhibition and a chronology of Mohr's exhibitions.

Alice Neel: The Woman and Her Work

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Ann Orr: Silversmith, Goldsmith, & Enamelist

69 pages, 1994
The publication includes essays on the life and art of Ann Orr, an artist remembered as a dedicated metalsmith and a pioneer in contemporary jewelry making, as well as a synopsis of the traditions of metalsmithing and jewelry making. The exhibition, assembled from private collections throughout the United States, included a wide variety of silver, hollowware and sculpture dating from the late 1940s to the 1980s. A catalogue of exhibited works is included to illustrate Orr's creative design sensibilities and experience in fired enamel techniques.

Adriaen Van Ostade: Etching of Peasant Life in Holland's Golden Age

284 pages, 1994
The publication includes a biographical review of Van Ostade, a 17th-century Dutch artist and contemporary of Rembrandt celebrated for his etchings, paintings and drawings of Dutch peasant life. Featured essays detail Ostade's most significant works and explore the selectivity of his etchings. A selection of works, consisting of prints from the collection of S. William Pelletier, a renowned collector of rare Van Ostade etchings, is also included as well as a general bibliography and index of Ostade's prints and drawings.