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Description: Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America
If we were to construct a composite image of the late-nineteenth-century American artist, this generically white, male, Anglo-Saxon figure would be highly individualistic, possessed of a powerful personality, spiritual, sensitive, close to nature, self-absorbed, reclusive, marginal, childlike and primitive, yet simultaneously materialistic, sociable and socially adept, gentlemanly, civic-minded, worldly, urbane, businesslike, and fully integrated into every aspect of modern life. As individuals, …
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Related print edition pages: pp.19-45

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