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October 2000 Issue
The Geographical Review
October 2000, Vol. 90 (4), pp. 585-602
EXPEDITIONARY ART: AN APPRAISAL
Keywords: Frederick Catherwood, expeditionary art, Richard Kern, pictorial information.
When drawing and painting were the only ways to create visual documentation of new discoveries, artists played a central role in geographical exploration. The legacy of expeditionary art offers opportunities for building stronger linkages between art and geography. A framework is laid out for classifying expeditionary art, describing how it can be appraised as pictorial information. The work of two artists of the nineteenth century, Richard Kern and Frederick Catherwood, exemplifies key aspects of expeditionary art.