Women’s Painted Furniture, 1790–1830: American Schoolgirl Art
Betsy Krieg SalmCloth: $60.00
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|Cloth Publication Date:||03/09/2010|
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This quality volume from University Press of New England opens the door to the past art of girls and women applying a flourish of paint to boxes, tables, and other wooden objects. . . . the book carefully chronicles the painting process itself, including a selection of cabinetmakers and woods, varnishes and paints, and specific tools and techniques.
The newly released Women’s Painted Furniture 1790-1830, American Schoolgirl Art is a remarkable resource. This quality volume . . . opens the door to the past art of girls and women applying a flourish of paint to boxes, tables and other wooden objects. Research by author Betsy Krieg Salm presents fascinating American schoolgirl art in its entirety including its origination, materials and techniques. Further, there is personal history on the girls of long ago who created this enduring work.
A beautifully illustrated, comprehensive study...This book is an absolute treasure and a beautiful inspirational example of the many application and possibilities of the Botanical Art and Illustration.
A true work of love for the material...a perfect balance of color photography, excerpts to back up statements, historical information as well as technical.
With this work, the author has expanded the field of knowledge on American schoolgirl art and has created an excellent reference source on the subject . . . . Highly recommended.
BETSY KRIEG SALM is a scholar, artisan, and teacher of the long-lost art of women’s painted furniture. She has exhibited her own work at more than sixty prestigious shows. She also lectures at museums and workshops, and teaches women’s painted furniture ornamentation for the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, needle worker guilds, colleges, and art institutions.