Confederate Soldier Artists: Painting the South's War

Confederate Soldier Artists: Painting the South's War

by Lauralee Stevenson
     
 
This is the story of a group of Confederate soldiers' artists, who, each in his own way, produced oil sketches, pen, ink, and pencil drawings of their Civil War experiences. These illustrator-correspondents went into the field and worked from both their firsthand observations and the accounts of the soldiers around them. They portrayed all aspects of that bloody war

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This is the story of a group of Confederate soldiers' artists, who, each in his own way, produced oil sketches, pen, ink, and pencil drawings of their Civil War experiences. These illustrator-correspondents went into the field and worked from both their firsthand observations and the accounts of the soldiers around them. They portrayed all aspects of that bloody war from the tedium of trench warfare and camp life to the violent moments of combat.

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Provides a descriptive summary of the life and art of nine Confederate soldier-artists who produced oil sketches and pen, ink, and pencil drawings of their Civil War experiences and were some of the first "special artists", a new species of journalist whose work blossomed with the rise of the illustrated newspaper. Includes nearly 60 illustrations, eight of which are color plates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572490734
Publisher:
White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.83(d)

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