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Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America
by Sarah Burns
The story of artists in American society during the critical transition from Victorian to modern values, examining how culture shaped the artists and how artists shaped their culture. It focuses on painters such as James McNeill Whistler, William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux.
Paperback, 392 pages
Published March 11th 1999 by Yale University Press
(first published November 27th 1996)
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