v. 1. 1688-1842 -- v. 2. 1842-1874 -- v. 3. 1874-1930.
VOL 1. ESSAYS -- Colonial and Early Republican Painting / by Oswaldo Rodriquez Roque -- American Portrait Painting / by Mary F. Holahan -- American Still-Life Painting / by Mary Jo Viola -- American Folk Art / by James Bishop and Henry Neimann.
VOL 2. ESSAYS -- American Marin Art and Ship Portraiture / by A.J. Peluso, Jr. -- Seascape : Marine Landscape Painting / by J. Gray Sweeney -- Genre Painting in America / by George M. Cohen -- American Landscape Painting in the Nineteenth Century / by Robert F. Looney -- The Spiral of Afro-American Art / by Edmund Barry Gaither.
VOL 3. ESSAYS -- American Painters Abroad / by David Sellin -- American IMpressionism / by Richard Boyle -- Early American Modernism / by Matthew Baigel -- Twentieth-Century Realism : the American Scene / by Diane Tepfer -- Abstract Expressionism / by Piri Halasz.