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Artistic Triumphs - Artistic Triumphs a Painters many had...

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Artistic Triumphs a. Painters – many had made their living abroad (were too preoccupied with nation- building at home) i. James Whistler – 1. Famous for the portrait of his mother, in England ii. John Singer Sargent & Mary Cassatt 1. Both American painters who gained fame in England iii. George Inness 1. Was America’s leading landscapist iv. Thomas Eakins 1. Realistically painted portraits v. Winslow Homer 1. Canvases of the sea and of fisherfolk were masterpieces (probably no American artist has excelled him in potraying the awesome power of the ocean) vi. Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1. Most gifted America sculptor of this time 2. In 1897, he depicted Colonel Shaw, a young white leading his black troops into battle in the Civil War b. Music i. Was assembling high-quality symphony orchestras - this brought European music to elite American audiences ii. In the South, black folk traditions like spirituals and “ragged music” were evolving into the blues, ragtime, and jazz, which
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