Accomplished in All Departments of Art: Hammatt Billings of Boston, 1818-74 (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)
By: James F. O'Gorman (author)Hardback
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This book reconstructs the career of Hammatt Billings, one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the 19th century. Skilled in a wide range of media, Billings designed furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens. He was a painter in both oils and watercolors, a portraitist, and an illustrator whose drawings appeared in the original American editions of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Little Women." Although Billings worked for many private patrons, he was also very much a public artist, giving visible form to the popular celebrations of his era. He designed fireworks displays for the Boston Common, decorated buildings in times of public celebration and mourning, laid out plans for a variety of fairs and festivals, and created floats for parades.
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