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Re: Early American Artists

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From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 30 2002 - 05:31:20 PST


Re: Early American ArtistsAnn
will you be at the Ohio art convention in Dayton?
Susan in Dayton
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  From: Ann Heineman
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 9:31 AM
  Subject: Re: Early American Artists

     Hi Sal,

         Though few individual artist names come to mind (although I think members of the Peale family did still lifes,) an exploration of early American architecture (for example tie in a study of the House of the Seven Gables with American author Nathaniel Hawthorne,) and furniture/ home crafts would be exciting for the children. Also, weathervane designs are fascinating. Not sure if the trompe l'oeil painters were working before the Civil War, but that is another style topic that could be explored.

                                 Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
                                 Art teacher K-5, retired.

    In an effort to integrate art into the regular classroom I have been asked to introduce early American artists...pre civil war. I've done some research and they all seem to be portraits or landscapes. Are they all like this? Is there anything different?
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