Library Research Guide
Available on cart in Beach Museum of Art Library (works checked out from Hale indicated by an asterisk * )
*Baigell, Matthew. The American Scene: American Paintings of the 1930s. New York: Praeger Publishing, 1974.
Benton, Thomas Hart. An American in Art: A Professional and Technical Autobiography. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1969.
Cohen, Stan. John Brown: “The Thundering Voice of Jehovah,” A Pictorial Heritage. Missoulia, Mont.: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1999.
*Craven, Thomas. A Treasury of Art Masterpieces, from the Renaissance to the Present Day. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1939.
Czestochowski, Joseph S. John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood: A Portrait of Rural America. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, with the Cedar Rapids Art Association, 1981. (2 copies)
*Dennis, James M. Grant Wood: A Study in American Art and Culture. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1986.
*Dennis, James M. Renegade Regionalists: The Modern Independence of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.
Eldredge, Charles C. John Steuart Curry’s Hoover and the Flood: Painting Modern History. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. (3 copies)
*Gambone, Robert L. Art and Popular Religion in Evangelical America, 1915-1940. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.
Guedon, Mary Scholz. Regionalist Art: Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood—A Guide to the Literature. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1982.
Heller, Nancy and Julia Williams. The Regionalists. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976.
*Jensen, Merrill, ed. Regionalism in America. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1951.
*Jewell, Edward Alden. Have We an American Art? New York: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1939.
John Steuart Curry. Kansas Magazine 2, no. 4 (fall 1970): entire volume. (2 copies, one as reprint for 1970 exhibition at Kansas State Capitol)
Junker, Patricia A. John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West. New York: Hudson Hills Press, in association with the Elvehjem Museum of Art, 1998. (2 copies)
Kendall, M. Sue. Rethinking Regionalism: John Steuart Curry and the Kansas Mural Controversy. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986.
North, Bill. John Steuart Curry: Between Fear and Faith. Logan, Kans.: Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum in cooperation with Kiechel Fine Art, 2012.
*Schmeckebier, Laurence E. John Steuart Curry's Pageant of America. New York: American Artists Group, 1943. (BMA copy also)
Benet, Stephen Vincent. John Brown’s Body: A Poem. New York: Heritage Press, 1948. (2 copies)
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Prairie. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. (2 copies, one without frontispiece)
Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. New York: Heritage Press, 1944.
Derleth, August. The Wisconsin: River of a Thousand Isles. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.
*Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Illustrated Modern Library, 1944. (BMA copy also)
Lincoln, Abraham, and Carl Van Doren. Literary Works of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Heritage Press, 1942. (2 copies)
O’Hara, Mary. My Friend Flicka. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1941.
———. Thunderhead. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1943.
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1943.
Available as pdf in the ART608 K-State Online space
Alloway, Lawrence. "The Recovery of Regionalism: John Steuart Curry." Art in America 64 (July-August 1976): 70-73.
*Cole, Sylvan. The Lithographs of John Steuart Curry: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Associated American Artists, 1976. (Later Czestochowski survey of Curry prints is best reference.)
Cole, Sylvan. “Two Lithographs by John Steuart Curry” in Clinton Adams, ed., Tamarind Papers Vol. 16. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996: 93-96.
Coppel, Stephen. “John Steuart Curry’s lithograph John Brown.” Burlington Magazine 150 (July 2008): 471.
Czestochowski, Joseph S. "John Steuart Curry's Lithographs: A Portrait of Rural America." American Art Journal 9, no. 2 (November 1977): 68-82.
*Doss, Erika. Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Duncan, Michael. “Heretics of the Heartland.” Art in America 94, no. 2 (February 2006): 98-142.
Eldredge, Charles C. “Barnyard Ballet: John Steuart Curry and the Dance” Archives of American Art Journal 36, no. 1 (1996): 2-10.
Goldstein, Rosalie, Gerald Nordland, and Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Leaders in Wisconsin Art, 1936-1981: John Steuart Curry, Aaron Bohrod, John Wilde. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1982.
Henry, Amanda. "Model for the Working Man." Wisconsin State Journal, 4 March 2002.
Holzhueter, John O. "John Steuart Curry: A Populist Artist from Kansas Embraces Progressivism." Wisconsin Magazine of History 84, no. 1 (2000): 114-19.
Jaffe, Irma. “Religious Content in the Painting of John Steuart Curry.” Winterthur Portfolio 22 (Spring 1987): 23-45.
Janson, H.W. "Benton and Wood: Champions of Regionalism." The Magazine of Art 39, no. 5 (May 1946): 184-86, 98-200.
Jewell, Edward Alden. "Kansas Has Found Her Homer." The New York Times, 7 December 1930.
John Steuart Curry. Kansas Magazine 2, no. 4 (fall 1970): entire volume.
Jost, Lora, and Dave Loewenstein. Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2006.
Lambert, Don. “Curry of Kansas: A Tribute to John Steuart Curry.” Brochure, 1998.
Lambert, Don. “Person to Person: My Experience with John Steuart Curry and His Widow.” American Artist 68, no. 742 (May 2004): 30-39.
*Marling, Karal Ann. Wall-to-Wall America: A Cultural History of Post-Office Murals in the Great Depression. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982.
Mayer, Lance, and Gay Myers. “Old Master Recipes in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s: Curry, Marsh, Doerner, and Maroger.” Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 41 (2002): 21-42.
Prairie Visions and Circus Wonders: The Complete Lithographic Suite. Davenport, IA: Davenport Art Gallery, 1980.
Rubin, Morris H. "Impatient to Feel Spring and the State's Soil, Curry Comes to Campus." Madison Wisconsin State Journal, 4 December 1936.
Schmeckebier, Laurence E. "John Steuart Curry: A Retrospective Exhibition." College Art Journal 17, no. 1 (Autumn 1957): 55-58.
"The Poster Front." Art News 41, no. 10 (October 1-14, 1942): 30.
Trout, Steven. On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919-1941. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010.
Wolff, Theodore F. The Many Masks of Modern Art. Boston: Books from the Christian Science Monitor, 1989.
Seaton personal library
Dijkstra, Bram. American Expressionism: Art and Social Change, 1920-1950. New York: H.N. Abrams, in association with the Columbus Museum of Art, 2003.
Whiting, Cecile. Antifascism in American Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.