George Pope Morris:Defining American Culture

Boston, MA: Boston Athenaeum, 2009. Softbound. Brown and white illustrated wraps. 67 pp., profusely illustrated in bw. As New. Item #125639

Published to accompany an exhibition held from September 23 - December 5, 2009. From 1823 to 1846, George Pope Morris (1802 – 1864) was editor and publisher of the most popular literary journals of the day, including the New-York Mirror and the Home Journal, which was the journalistic ancestor of the magazine Town and Country. Morris published the writings of William Cullen Bryant, Lydia Maria Child, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Washington Irving, and Edgar Allan Poe and serialized the works of Charles Dickens. Morris himself was the author of dozens of critical articles, poems, and popular songs. As a friend and supporter of American artists including Asher Durand and Thomas Cole, he played a key role in the development and promotion of the Hudson River School as the first major movement in the history of American art. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, letters, books, periodicals, and sheet music that represent Morris’s pioneering achievements as a writer, poet, critic, journalist, and publisher.

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