This book explores American landscape painting today, its relevance in the contemporary art world, and its historic roots. This volume profiles sixty individual living artists whose contributions distinguish important aspects of the genre and address land use, nature appreciation, and ecology through landscape painting. Encompassing every style from traditional realism (with a contemporary edge) to abstraction and non-objectivity, these contemporary artists range from todays art stars to emerging or regionally recognized talent in the eastern, western, and southwestern regions of the nation. An additional chapter addresses urban landscapes nationally. The range of styles and reputations presented creates an encompassing survey of the trends and enduring elements in this genre of painting and the art market today.
Lauren Pheeney Della Monica, a New York-based art consultant, specializes in advising private clients on building collections of fine art. After earning her Royal Society of Arts Diploma in Connoisseurship from Christies Education followed by her law degree, Lauren worked in an American paintings gallery, the Citibank Private Bank Art Advisory Service, the art law group of a Manhattan law firm, and MoMAs office of the general counsel before founding her art advisory firm, LPDM Fine Art, in 2004. She has written books about contemporary art (Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, Schiffer, 2013) and nineteenth-century American marine painting, as well as numerous articles on art collecting. She is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA.) For more information, see www.lpdmfineart.com.