The Tenth Street Studio Building: Artist-Entrepreneurs from the Hudson River School to the American Impressionists

By Annette Blaugrund

New York's 10th road Studio development (1857-1956), designed by means of Richard Morris Hunt, housed one of the most very important artists within the usa, particularly Frederic E. Church, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, John los angeles Farge, and William Merritt Chase. The tenants labored, taught, exhibited, promoted, and offered their paintings from their studios and the gallery. This publication examines not just the structure and features of the construction, illustrating a few of the studios, but additionally the selling of paintings within the nineteenth century. Excerpts from diaries, letters, and autobiographies offer a feeling of the congeniality and collaboration one of the tenants. A roster of tenants from 1857 to 1895 is integrated.

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