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Books on Painting

There are a lot of books on painting in Pius XII Memorial Library.  To navigate your way through our collection, you'll want to determine what aspect of painting you are interested in exploring.  Books will vary between historical subjects, contemporary artists, techniques, etc.  The following are some terms you can use in the Library Catalog to get started.

  • Figure Painting
  • Portrait Painting
  • Painting and Catalogs
  • Painting and Exhibitions
  • Painting, Modern
  • Painting - Technique
  • Painting - 21st Century
  • Landscape Painting

If you're not sure where to start the following are some good books to start with if you want to explore the subject of painting.