"In 'Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers,01900-1940'. viewers can share the excitement - maybe even the ecstasy - that these painters felt as they confronted both the urban maelstrom and the new ways of setting it down." -The New York Times
"The more than 150 images in this gorgeous collection includes bridges, tugs, waterfront shacks, skyscrapers and smokestacks from artists such as Robert Henri, John Sloan, Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Ault." -New York Post
"Several critical writings accompanying full-color reproductions of all the works-including some with details nicely enlarged-along with short biographies of each artist that further enhances the experience of readers unable to have seen the show in person." -Rain Taxi Review of Books
About the Author
Kirsten Jensen is the co-curator of Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940, and joined the staff of the Hudson River Museum as a curator beginning in January of 2013. Her upcoming projects include an exhibition on Westchester designer Vera Neumann's influence on twentieth-century style and fashion. Kirsten has most recently served as the Director of the John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Rasisonné, working to bring attention to this important American Impressionist painter. Kirsten holds a Ph.D in the History of Art from the City University of New York, and has curated exhibitions for the Woodmere Art Museum; Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site; and the Greenwich Historical Society. Most recently Kirsten has been a Leon Levy Fellow at the Frick Collection, where she has conducted research on the pioneering 19th century American curator Sara Tyson Hallowell and her influence on collecting in the Gilded Age.
Bartholomew F. Bland is the co-curator of Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940 and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hudson River Museum, where he has organized a number of exhibitions related to the art and history of the Hudson Valley Region including, Westchester: The American Suburb and Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture. He also curated A Field Guide to Sprawl for Arts Westchester, which examined of the impact of the suburban lifestyle on the physical environment, an exhibition that traveled to Yale University. Among his survey exhibitions for the Museum related to the Hudson River School are Paintbox Leaves: Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth and Greener Pastures: Images of Arcadia at the Hudson River Museum.
Katherine Manthorne is Professor of Modern Art of the Americas at the CUNY Graduate Center. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University and previously headed the Research Center at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, where she also served as executive editor of American Art. Prior to that she was professor and chairperson of art history at the University of Illinois at Champaign- Urbana. Recipient of various awards and fellowships, she was a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow and the first professor of American art at the University of Venice, Italy. She has collaborated on museum exhibitions and publications including The Landscapes of Louis Rémy Mignot: A Southern Painter Abroad; El Barón de Courcy: Ilustraciones de un viaje, 1831-1833; Creation and Renewal: Views of Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church; and currently Sand and Fog: The Luminist Paintings and Collection of James Suydam.