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Passionate Visions of the American South: Self-Taught Artists from the 1940's to the Presentby Alice Rae Yelen
Synopses & Reviews
With essays by William Ferris, Jane Livingston, Susan Larsen, and Lowery Stokes Sims. A sumptuous collection surveying a half century of self-taught art by William Edmondson, Minnie Evans, Howard Finster, Clementine Hunter, O.W. "Pappy" Kitchens, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Elijah Pierce, Nellie Mae Rowe, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, "Son" Thomas, Mose Tolliver, Bill Traylor, and others.
Book News Annotation:
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name organized and circulated by the New Orleans Museum of Art. Seven essays by Yelen--whose passion for the investigation of this personal art form instigated the project--and several contributors precede the section of 130 colorful works of art, with commentary, arranged in sections on nature, patriotism, social commentary, religious and visionary imagery, daily life, and autobiography. Biographies (with photos) of the artists follow.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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