CEDAR RAPIDS, IA.- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published European and American Painting: A Reference Guide by Robert D. Peterson, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 7 x 10 paperback in the Art category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $30.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/RDPeterson was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
A reference book on European and American painting that allows users to cross reference and find information on painting styles in minutes instead of hours or days. This book describes all areas of painting in Western civilization from cave painting to the modern styles of the 21st century. All styles and movements of Western painting, thousands of painters, and the countries that supported Western painting are explained and documented in original presentations. A chart of painting movements and styles allows a reader to compare these in ways never before published. Students of all ages, artists, the general public, art experts, or anyone interested in Western painting are the readers of this work.
Deftly constructed at 620 pages, European and American Painting: A Reference Guide is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Art category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, European and American Painting meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $30.95.
Mr. Peterson is employed in the industrial technical publishing field as a Technical Writer and Graphic Artist and has 39 years experience in this discipline. His education and background include mechanical engineering design, fine art painting, drawing, and photography. His life long interests include reading about fine art painting, portrait drawing, art history, and automotive subjects. Peterson had a one-man show of his pencil portraits. His drawings and paintings have appeared in many fine art exhibitions. Articles of his are featured in two bi-monthly automotive magazines. Articles by him are published in several books. Peterson's personal library contains 2,500 books on art, history, and automotive subjects. The painting on the cover is by Mr. Peterson.