For Collectors of the Fine and Decorative Arts

Americana refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. Many kinds of material fall within the definition of Americana: paintings, prints and drawings; license plates or entire vehicles, household objects, tools and weapons; flags, plaques and statues, and so on.

Patriotism and nostalgia play a defining role in the subject. The things involved need not be old, but need to have the appropriate associations. The term may be used to describe the theme of a museum or collection, or of goods for sale. via Wikipedia

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William Merritt Chase, Self-Portrait in 4th Avenue Studio

As artist and teacher, William Merritt Chase showed how American art could take its place within European tradition while breaking new ground for the future. Continue reading