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Leading the West

Leading the West

by Northland Editors, Susan Hallsten McGarry (Foreword by), Southwest Art (With)

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This resplendent selection of nonurban Western artists born between 1909 and 1970 (two thirds before 1945) surmounts dismissive stereotyping and popularization with its informed and substantial text. Hagerty, a scholar formerly at the University of California at Davis and now an independent curator, has deftly organized this extravaganza of landscapes, animals, romance, cowboys, and "other Wests." Representational painters chosen for their technical excellence, original Western vision, and what Hagerty subjectively terms "the touch" dominate, with men far outnumbering women and a scant 11 percent of Native American or Hispanic origin. Artists typically receive one or two pages in which to share observations about their work. The book, endorsed by Southwest Art magazine and prefaced by its editor, Susan Hallsten McGarry, concludes with useful artist biographies and a bibliography. Suitable for U.S. academic and regional art collections.Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee Lib., Knoxville
Produced in conjunction with "Southwest Art" magazine. Profiles 100 artists, presenting color plates of paintings and sculptures along with text describing each artist's background and point of view. Arrangements is according to theme: landscapes, animals and wildlife, the romanticized West, cowboys and ranch life, and other Wests. 12x11<"> Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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