The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
American art was transformed during the early 1800s. It was the first
time American artists were commanding attention and respect for their works
as their European counterparts had done for centuries. Esteemed art schools
and art organizations were cropping up in New York, most significantly the
National Academy of Design (NAD), founded in 1825. The artists who were identified
with the NAD were instrumental in shaping this transformation and were considered
the most talented painters and sculptors of the era.
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