Art in the Gallery of the 1893 World’s Fair: Enlarged Illustrated Special Edition


Release date: April 14, 2020
Author: Charles Kurtz
Length: 342 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
MSRP: $19.95


Just because you missed the World’s Fair of 1893 doesn’t mean that you have to miss celebrating the artwork that was on display in the Palace of Fine Arts.

The World’s Fair of 1893 enthralled millions of 19th-century visitors with electricity, technology, and the Midway Plaisance. It also featured a fantastic collection of art from celebrated painters and sculptors around the world. Originally published in 1893, this rare guide to the artworks featured at the World’s Columbian Exposition was prepared with the sanction and under the direct supervision of the Art Department and Charles M. Kurtz, Assistant Chief of the Art Department.

Some of the celebrated artists featured on display in this guide include:

William Merritt Chase
John Everett Millais
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Walter M. Gay
Charles Sprague Pearce
Childe Hassam
Gerke Henkes
Jean Paul Sinibaldi
Elizabeth Nourse
Madeleine Lemaire
Augusto Corelli
John Enneking
Maurice Realier-Dumas
Henry Scott Tuke
Charles Edward Perugini
Edwin Lord Weeks
Albert Neuhuys
Walter L. Dean
Augusto Corelli
Miss Laura Alma-Tadema
Albert Maignan
Jose Jimenez Aranda
Luis Jimenez Aranda
Anton Mauve
Richard Friese
Edmund C. Tarbell

This guide features more than 300 crisp black and white photographs from the time scanned from an original leather-bound source. The introductory retains the original, classic type font. This special edition printing features enlarged pages, and a new cover design fit for display. Writers and editors at the time organized most of the reprints beside each artist’s name and nationality for easy identification.

Styles and subject matter in the collection include Realism, American Impressionism, Landscape Paintings, Genre Paintings, History Paintings, Portraiture, Religious Scenes, Seascapes, and much more.

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