“Art and Empire is an insightful and long-overdue account ... [that] should be read not only by those interested in antebellum American culture but by anyone interested in the wider problem of official art in modern society.”
-- Art Bulletin
“Art and Empire is a fine cultural history, well researched, well illustrated, and illuminating.”
-- The Journal of American History
About the Author
Vivien Green Fryd is associate professor of art history at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Marriage and Modernity: The Art and Lives of Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keefe.