The Art and Life of Atlanta Artist Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History

The Art and Life of Atlanta Artist Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History

by David O'Connell
     
 

Nationally renowned Georgia artist and historian Wilbur G. Kurtz launched his career by founding the Pen and Brush Club of Atlanta in 1913. The transplanted Yankee quickly became a premier authority on Old South Atlanta--Margaret Mitchell personally selected Kurtz as technical advisor and artistic director for Gone with the Wind." A co-founder of the Civil War

Overview


Nationally renowned Georgia artist and historian Wilbur G. Kurtz launched his career by founding the Pen and Brush Club of Atlanta in 1913. The transplanted Yankee quickly became a premier authority on Old South Atlanta--Margaret Mitchell personally selected Kurtz as technical advisor and artistic director for Gone with the Wind." A co-founder of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Kurtz supervised the placement of more than four hundred historical markers in northeast Georgia documenting various stages of the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Decades after his passing in 1967 at the age of eighty-five, Kurtz's legacy lives on through his murals and historic paintings on display in public buildings and private art collections throughout Atlanta and the South. Join author David O'Connell as he recounts the fascinating life and vibrant works of Georgia's preeminent artist-historian."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626193024
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,170,639
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


David O'Connell served in the US Army in Vietnam, received the Bronze Star, and then completed his PhD at Princeton in 1966. He is currently professor emeritus at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he has taught since 1988. O'Connell has also written about Margaret Mitchell.

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