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Abbott Handerson Thayer’s art and fin de siècle American culture

Gregory W. Rutecki Cleveland, Ohio, USA Fig. 1: Self Portrait, 1898 Abbott Handerson Thayer Snite Museum of Art, United States Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) straddled the fin de siècle, and with his brush preserved an American counterculture for posterity. His variegated oeuvre reflects substantive reflections of his period’s medical and religious culture, as well as […]

Therapeutic beauty

Elizabeth Lee Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA A longer version of this article was published in American Art, Volume 18, Number 3. © 2004 by The University of Chicago Press.   Abbott Handerson Thayer, Angel, 1887.  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Gift of John Gellatly In the late 1880s, the painter Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) and […]