Of Arms and Artists
"Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes" by Paul Staiti. ISBN 978-1-63286-465-9. Copyright 2016. Hardcover with 389 pages including notes and index.
The collective stories of the five great artists whose paintings animated the new American republic are a vibrant and original chronicle of the American Revolution. The lives of Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart were every bit as eventful as those of the Founders with whom they continually interacted, and their works contributed mightily to America's founding spirit. Living in a time of breathtaking change, each in his own way came to grips with the history being made by turning to brushes and canvases, the results often eliciting awe and praise, and sometimes scorn. Ever since the passing of the last eyewitnesses to the Revolution, their imagery has connected Americans to 1776, allowing us to interpret and reinterpret the nation's beginning, generation after generation.
A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by the author, is included with your purchase. SIGNED FIRST EDITION