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Grove Encyclopedia of American Art


Joan Marter

Rutgers University


Wendy Bellion
University of Delaware

Robert Craig
Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Hobbs
Virginia Commonwealth University (visiting Professor Yale University)

Katherine Manthorne
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Nancy Mowll Matthews

Williams College

Doug Nickel
Brown University

Pam Simpson
Washington and Lee University

Paula Wisotzki
Loyola University

Welcome to the website for The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art.  The links provided here should help you find answers to most of your questions about the policies and processes of Oxford University Press. We appreciate your willingness to contribute your scholarly expertise to this new encyclopedia to be published in five volumes with over 600 illustrations.

Entries for the project are intended to provide a revisionist approach to the study of American art and architecture in the 21st century.  We plan to include new methodologies and topics appropriate to the investigation of American art.  Many entries will be completely new, while others will be updates of material published more than a decade earlier in the Dictionary of Art  (1996, 34 vols) and in its online version, Grove Art Online. This material from Grove Art Online will be expanded and updated with more entries on contemporary artists and related stylistic movements. We will also carefully review and revise existing entries on American art and artists. The encyclopedia will begin with Native American art, and continue to the present, and include artists, patrons, movements, art institutions and organizations.  We will be eager to add new media and methodologies to these volumes, and seek your contributions in making this publication a major breakthrough in the identification of American art today.

The encyclopedia will be headed by Joan Marter, Distinguished Professor of Art History at Rutgers University. Dr. Marter has published widely on American art, modern art, and women artists, including her most recent publication Abstract Expressionism: The International Context (Rutgers, 2007). Dr. Marter is editor in chief of the prestigious Woman’s Art Journal and has received numerous grants and awards including, Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Stony Brook Research Fellowship, Getty Research Institute Grant, Whitney fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the George Wittenborn Award (ARLIS/NA). She serves as the executor of the estate of American sculptor Dorothy Dehner, and has also served on the board of directors of the College Art Association.

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art is the recipient of a generous three-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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