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Showcases the extraordinary life and work of an internationally significant Alabama folk artist.

Charlie Lucas is a self-taught artist. Although he has made art since childhood, only since a debilitating accident in 1984 did Lucas turn to art seriously as a form of personal expression. He has since become recognized nationally and internationally as a great innovator in the field of American folk art.

From his workshop in Pink Lily, Alabama--a rural wonderland of objects, sculptures, paintings, buildings, and installations--Charlie Lucas makes his art from materials that others have discarded (as he himself believes he was once discarded): old tin, bicycle wheels, shovels, car mufflers, tractor seats, metal banding, wire, and gears. His work is visionary, in every sense of the word, each creation the result of an intense communion with his heritage, ancestors, race, family, and his own choices in life. Every work is imbued with a story.

With more than 200 vivid color photographs--of the artist at work, his studio environments, and his finished creations--Tin Man presents Lucas through his own words and stories--his troubled and impoverished childhood, his self-awakening to the depths of his own artistic vision, his perseverance through years of derision and misapprehension, and the salvation that has come through international acclaim and recognition, love of family, and his role as a teacher of children.

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The Life and Art of Charlie Lucas

by Charlie Lucas

Showcases the extraordinary life and work of an internationally significant Alabama folk artist.

Charlie Lucas is a self-taught artist. Although he has made art since childhood, only since a debilitating accident in 1984 did Lucas turn to art seriously as a form of personal expression. He has since become recognized nationally and internationally as a great innovator in the field of American folk art.

About the Author

Chip Cooper is Artist-in-Residence in the Honors College at The University of Alabama and coauthor of Silent in the Land and Common Threads: Photographs and Stories from the South.
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Ben Windham is the former editorial page editor ofThe Tuscaloosa News.

Robert Farris Thompson is the Colonel John Trumball Professor of the History of Art at YaleUniversity and the author of Flash of the Spirit.

Georgine Clarke is Visual Arts Program Manager at the Alabama State Council on the Arts and founding Director of the Kentuck Arts Festival in Northport, Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817316815
Author:
Lucas, Charlie
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Photographer:
Cooper, Chip
Introduction:
Clarke, Georgine
Foreword:
Thomps, Robert Farris
Contribution by:
Windham, Ben
Contribution:
Windham, Ben
Author:
Thompson, Robert Farris
Author:
Windham, Ben
Author:
Clarke, Georgine
Author:
Cooper, Chip
Author:
Thomps, Robert Farris
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
General
Subject:
Lucas, Charlie - Themes, motives
Subject:
Lucas, Charlie
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
American
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in

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The Life and Art of Charlie Lucas

by Charlie Lucas

Showcases the extraordinary life and work of an internationally significant Alabama folk artist.

Charlie Lucas is a self-taught artist. Although he has made art since childhood, only since a debilitating accident in 1984 did Lucas turn to art seriously as a form of personal expression. He has since become recognized nationally and internationally as a great innovator in the field of American folk art.

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