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Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
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African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History By Tracey Baptiste Cover Image
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Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris (Ologies) By Emily Sands, Dugald A. Steer (Editor), Various (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Sands, Dugald A. Steer (Editor), Various (Illustrator)
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Nelson Mandela By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books) By Elizabeth Payne Cover Image
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Voices of Ancient Egypt By Kay Winters Cover Image
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Hector: A Boy, A Protest, and the Photograph that Changed Apartheid By Adrienne Wright, Adrienne Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adrienne Wright, Adrienne Wright (Illustrator)
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Eyewitness Ancient Egypt: Explore the Nile Valley Civilizations—from Colossal Temples (DK Eyewitness) By George Hart Cover Image
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Nelson Mandela (Little People, BIG DREAMS #73) By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Alison Hawkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali By P. James Oliver Cover Image
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Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country By Atinuke, Mouni Feddag (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Atinuke, Mouni Feddag (Illustrator)
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Africana: An encyclopedia of an amazing continent By Mayowa Alabi (Illustrator), Kim Chakanetsa Cover Image
By Mayowa Alabi (Illustrator), Kim Chakanetsa
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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.