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Start to Paint with Pastels: The Techniques You Need to Create Beautiful Paintings By Jenny Keal Cover Image
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Oil Pastel Masterpieces in 4 Easy Steps: 50 Beginner-Friendly Projects Anyone Can Do By Anna Koliadych Cover Image
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Painting Brilliant Skies & Water in Pastel: Secrets to Bringing Light and Life to Your Landscapes By Liz Haywood-Sullivan Cover Image
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Chance Encounters: Temporary Street Art by David Zinn By David Zinn Cover Image
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Capturing Radiant Light & Color in Oils and Pastels By Susan Sarbach Cover Image
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Pastel Innovations: 60+ Creative Techniques and Exercises for Painting with Pastels By Dawn Emerson Cover Image
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Normalität: Eine ehrliche Sichtweise By Joe Humpi Cover Image
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Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media By Debora Stewart Cover Image
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Oil Pastel: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist By Kenneth D. Leslie Cover Image
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Oil Pastel for the Serious Beginner: Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter By John Elliot, Sheila Elliot Cover Image
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Pastel Painting: The comprehensive guide to soft pastels By Christopher Reid, Kimberly Reid (Photographer) Cover Image
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The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of Pastel Painting Techniques, With Guidance On How To Use Them By Judy Martin 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.