The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art is unparalleled in its comprehensive approach to the study of art in the United States and it takes a fresh look at what American art is, how it is defined, and who influenced and produced it. The Encyclopedia contains reviewed, revised, and updated entries from Grove Art Online as well as hundreds of new entries. It covers American painting, architecture, sculpture, and photography from the Pre-Columbian sources to the colonial period to the twenty-first century devoting coverage to many previously underrepresented areas of inquiry, including African American artists, Asian American artists, and Native American art, both historical and contemporary. In addition to American artists such as John Singer Sargent, Robert Rauschenberg, Maya Lin, and Kiki Smith, attention is also paid to individuals who have had a significant impact on American art and art history through their activity in the United States, including Marcel Duchamp, Erwin Panofsky, Renzo Piano, and Max Beckmann.
The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art offers a new foundation for scholarship for decades to come and will be of particular interest to students, researchers, and collectors specializing in American art as well as students and researchers in art history, American history, and cultural anthropology.