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Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018 By Peter Schjeldahl, Jarrett Earnest (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Peter Schjeldahl, Jarrett Earnest (Introduction by)
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Bright Ideas Metallic Colored Pencils By Chronicle Books Cover Image
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A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside By Susan Branch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Branch (Illustrator)
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LogoLounge 13: The World's Premier Logo Showcase (LogoLounge Book Series #13) By Bill Gardner, Sarah Whitman Cover Image
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Rock Covers. 40th Ed. By Robbie Busch, Jonathan Kirby, Julius Wiedemann (Editor) Cover Image
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Jewelry Box Coloring Book: Published in Sweden as Smyckeskrinet By Hanna Karlzon (Artist) Cover Image
By Hanna Karlzon (Artist)
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Magic Eye Gallery: A Showing of 88 Images By Cheri Smith Cover Image
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Dream in Color: 30 Posters of Power, 30 Black Creatives By Tre Seals (Editor) Cover Image
By Tre Seals (Editor)
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100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People (Voices That Matter) By Susan Weinschenk Cover Image
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The Costume Technician's Handbook: Third Edition By Elizabeth Covey, Rosemary Ingham Cover Image
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Masterpieces 12-Month 2023 Deluxe Engagement Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Cover Image
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The 2023 Creative Act: The Means to Being By Luke McDonald Cover Image



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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.