The United States in the 19th century

Artists began to develop their own styles and approaches.

c. 1800–1900 C.E.

Beginner's guide

American art in context —
a series by Dr. Kimberly Kutz Elliott

Styles and themes

Romanticism

Romanticism

Realism

Realism

Western art

Western art

Aestheticism and the Gilded Age

Aestheticism and the Gilded Age

Photography

Photography

Sculpture, architecture, and design

Sculpture, architecture, and design

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From Romanticism to the Gilded Age, American art ranged from bucolic landscapes to elegant city parks.

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