The Artists of Brown County

The Artists of Brown County

by Lyn Letsinger-Miller, Lyn Miller
     
 

From the early 1900s through the 1940s, the scenic hill country of Brown County, Indiana, was home to a flourishing colony of artists who migrated there from urban areas of the Midwest. Now back in print, The Artists of Brown County, first published in 1994, is the classic book on the history of this remarkable art colony.

Following an introduction to "Peaceful

Overview

From the early 1900s through the 1940s, the scenic hill country of Brown County, Indiana, was home to a flourishing colony of artists who migrated there from urban areas of the Midwest. Now back in print, The Artists of Brown County, first published in 1994, is the classic book on the history of this remarkable art colony.

Following an introduction to "Peaceful Valley," as the area was affectionately called, chapters are devoted to 16 of the artists, including three couples: T. C. Steele, Will Vawter, Gustave Baumann, Dale Bessire, the photographer Frank M. Hohenberger, Adolph Shulz and Ada Walter Shulz, L. O. Griffith, V. J. Cariani and Marie Goth, Carl C. Graf and Genevieve Goth Graf, Edward K. Williams, Georges LaChance, C. Curry Bohm, and Glen Cooper Henshaw. Lavish color reproductions of the artists' work accompany the biographical sketches. Rachel Berenson Perry's introduction places the Brown County art colony within the broader context of American regional art.

Editorial Reviews

Antique Review

"With 82 full-color reproductions and a lively, conversational tone, this beautiful book is a joy to read." —Antique Review

Arts Indiana

"A well-rounded overview of the Brown County Art Colony.... Meticulously researched, carefully written, and finely illustrated." —Arts Indiana

From the Publisher
"A well-rounded overview of the Brown County Art Colony.... Meticulously researched, carefully written, and finely illustrated." —Arts Indiana

"With 82 full-color reproductions and a lively, conversational tone, this beautiful book is a joy to read." —Antique Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253333544
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.23(d)

Meet the Author

Lyn Letsinger-Miller, a journalist and former television news producer, is president of the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation. She lives in Nashville, Indiana.

Rachel Berenson Perry is Curator of Fine Arts at the Indiana State Museum and author of Children of the Hills: The Life and Work of Ada Walter Shulz and of the introduction to Painting Indiana II: The Changing Face of Agriculture (IUP, 2006). She lives in Nashville, Indiana.

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