Summer 1940 • Vol. II No. 3 Book ReviewsJuly 1, 1940 |

Is There an American Art?

MODERN AMERICAN PAINTING. By Peyton Boswell, Jr. Dodd, Mead. $5.00MODERN ART IN AMERICA. By Martha Candler Cheney. Whittlesy House. $4.00 It is interesting to compare the following quotations: The paradox of American art is its un-Americanness. Its mobile, transitory, polyglot character; and its lack of any elements of homogeneity and commonly prevalent idealism may be the measure of the promise of the future.—Martha. Candler Cheney. America is not a race, but a people. By the mingling of the bloods of many races we have developed a native school or taste (they mean the same) in painting. American art is not an ethnological but a sociological product. America, composed of many races, has welded these races into a national unity; into a people held together by the unbreakable ties of common interests, communal characteristics, the same national spirit and the same love of liberty. Within its borders all races are one people, each contributing to the national character.

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