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Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Oil Painting [With DVD] (Art for the Absolute Beginner) By Mark Willenbrink, Willenbrink Mary Cover Image
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Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting (Dover Art Instruction) By John F. Carlson Cover Image
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Oil Painting Every Day: A Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide to Painting the World Around You - Develop a Successful Daily Creative Habit By Robin Sealark Cover Image
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The Beginner’s Guide to Oil Painting: Simple Still Life Projects to Help You Master the Basics By Craig Stephens Cover Image
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The Craftsman's Handbook (Dover Art Instruction) By Cennino Cennini Cover Image
Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step! By Bob Ross Inc Cover Image
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The Official Bob Ross Coloring Book: The Colors of the Four Seasons By Bob Ross Cover Image
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The New Oil Painting: Your Essential Guide to Materials and Safe Practices By Kimberly Brooks Cover Image
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Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color By Kevin Macpherson Cover Image
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Lust for Life By Irving Stone Cover Image
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30 Ways to Master Still Life Painting By Kelli Folsom Cover Image
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The Art of Still Life: A Contemporary Guide to Classical Techniques, Composition, and Painting in Oil By Todd M. Casey 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.