Samuels' encyclopedia of artists of the American West

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Castle,
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©1985.
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Here is the most comprehensive reference work on Western American Art ever published. This ambitious and unique book features over 1,700 concise and detailed biographies of painters, illustrators, and sculptors who fell under the spell of the American West. The entries--alphabetically arranged for quick reference--range from the earliest known European artist-explorers to contemporary artists at work by 1950. Every category of Western artist is represented: the special newspaper correspondents, the scientists and survey topographers, the genre recorders, cowboy artists and nostalgia painters, magazine and book illustrators, printmakers, modernists, and many others. The scope is international, with Canadian, European and Mexican artists among the entries...in addition to regional and American Indian artists, as well as all the recognized masters--from John James Audubon, George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, and George Caleb Bingham, to Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Hart Benton, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Under each entry will be found a wealth of essential information: when and where the artist was born and died; the nature of his specialty; collections housing his work; the artists honors or special memberships; references and sources available for further research. The concise biography describes the artist's training, his schools and teachers. It then details his career in general and his Western experiences in particular. Where appropriate, the artist's achievements are briefly reviewed, and his most notable work listed. Whenever possible an attempt has been made to provide an insight into the artist as a person, often by quoting from his own memoirs. Finally, there are more than 300 halftone illustrations, selected to show the diversity of Western American Art, and to provide a glimpse of the representative work of a wide range of Western American artists. The result is an authoritative and fully developed survey of the men and women who, through their art, commemorated the dynamic history and awesome landscapes of the American West.--From jacket flap.
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subject_facet Art, Artists, Artists -- Biography, Artists -- West (U.S.) -- Biography, Biografie, Biography, Künstler, Reference works, USA -- Weststaaten, United States, West, West (U.S.) -- In art, West (U.S.) in art
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