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Magician of the Modern: Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America

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The story of Chick Austin is the story, in Virgil Thomson's words, of "a whole cultural movement in one man." Becoming director of Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum at the age of twenty-six, Austin immediately set about to introduce modern art to America and to transform this conservative insurance capital into a cultural mecca that would become the talk of the art world during the yeasty years between the two world wars.

The first in the United States to mount a major Picasso retrospective, Austin was soon acquiring works by Dal

About the Author

Eugene R. Gaddis is the William G. DeLana Archivist and Curator of the Austin House at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the editor and co-author of Avery Memorial: The First Modern Museum and lectures frequently on American cultural history. A graduate of Amherst College, he holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307761248
Subtitle:
Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Gaddis, Eugene R.
Publication Date:
20111109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
512

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