Master Painter: Warner E. Sallman / Edition 1

Master Painter: Warner E. Sallman / Edition 1

by Jack R. Lundbom
     
 

ISBN-10: 086554610X

ISBN-13: 9780865546103

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Mercer University Press

Millions of people recognize the religious painting known as the Head of Christ, of which an estimated 500 million prints have been sold. Very few, however, know the artist, Warner E. Sallman. Sallman's lack of notoriety in professional art circles can be explained by the fact that he made little or no attempt to put himself forward as a Chicago or even a…  See more details below

Overview

Millions of people recognize the religious painting known as the Head of Christ, of which an estimated 500 million prints have been sold. Very few, however, know the artist, Warner E. Sallman. Sallman's lack of notoriety in professional art circles can be explained by the fact that he made little or no attempt to put himself forward as a Chicago or even a Swedish-American artist. He had no exhibitions of his works, and his public life consisted largely of appearances before church and community groups to do chalk drawings. More important was his own attitude regarding personal fame. Master Painter is a story of a gifted man with humble beginnings who overcame disappointment, ill health, and personal limitations in order to live out a vision; that his art serve not only for the enjoyment of humankind, but the practical end of instructing persons in the ways of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865546103
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Prologue1
ITalking Small Living Big5
II'Before You were Born I Consecrated You'37
IIIThe Lost Trunk47
IVCovenant Illustrator57
V'The Thrilling Vision'65
VIThe Salvation Army Connection73
VIIThe Head of Christ and Other Paintings in Oil81
VIIISallman Art in Churches, Hospitals, Schools, Benevolence and Correctional Institutions103
IXCrown of Thorns and Other Watercolors and Drawings119
XRecognition Around the World133
XIWarner Sallman 'Live'143
XIISallman and the Art Critics149
XIII'Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant'185
Epilogue193
App. ISketches in Covenant Church Papers195
App. IIArtwork for the Salvation Army207
App. IIIThe Head of Christ and Other Oils219
App. IVInstitutional Oils and Glass Art239
App. VWatercolors and Drawings259
Inventory of Sallman Art293
Bibliography317
Index of Sallman Artworks325
Index of Scripture Texts333
Index of Names336

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