The Collection of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue
Written by Deborah Chotner with contributions by Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, and Laurie Weitzenkorn
Artists with little or no formal training contributed significantly to our nation’s cultural patrimony. Some three hundred American naive paintings in the Gallery’s collection—many of which are here published for the first time—are discussed. Depictions of farmyards, prizefights, steam and sailing ships, portraits of children, and Edward Hicks’ allegory of the Peaceable Kingdom document the aspirations and sentiments of a growing nation.