Michael Shacham, Titled Torso, 1982 Numbered 9 of 99, Polished Bronze Sculpture. The Sculpture Rotates On Base. Estimated less than 50 yrs old. American art is visual art and started with colonial art on the East Coast where artists initially relied on Europe trends. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists primarily painted portraits, and some landscapes in a style based mainly on English painting. Furniture-makers imitating English styles and similar craftsmen were also established in the major cities, but in the English colonies, locally made pottery remained resolutely utilitarian until the 19th Century, with fancy products imported. But in the later 18th Century Americans gave the first sign of an emerging force in Western art. In the early 19th Century the infrastructure to train artists who began to produce Romantic paintings of American landscapes. The American Revolution produced a demand for patriotic art, especially history painting, while other artists recorded the frontier country. A parallel development taking shape in rural America was the American craft movement, which began as a reaction to the industrial revolution. After World War II, New York replaced Paris as the center of the art world. Since then many American movements have shaped Modern and Postmodern art. (Wikipedia) For Size And Weight See The Last Photo If Not Written In This Description. All Photos Represent The Lot Condition. Please Read Our Terms And Conditions.