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Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art

Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art

by George Morrison, Margot Fortunato Galt
     
 

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In this fascinating self-portrait, George Morrison, who calls himself "an artist who happens to be an Indian, " tells a personal story of a life of changing horizons and artistic achievement. Growing up in a large family ("we didn't know we were poor"), he bartered pictures with town kids and carved trinkets to sell to tourists. Encouraged by his teachers, he attended

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In this fascinating self-portrait, George Morrison, who calls himself "an artist who happens to be an Indian, " tells a personal story of a life of changing horizons and artistic achievement. Growing up in a large family ("we didn't know we were poor"), he bartered pictures with town kids and carved trinkets to sell to tourists. Encouraged by his teachers, he attended art school in Minneapolis, then moved to New York City. At the Art Students League, George was swept up in Abstract Expressionism, showed his work in Greenwich Village lofts, and spent summers working and painting in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He later taught at the Rhode Island School of Design. But in 1970, his direction turned toward home, and George began to search out his Ojibway heritage. Turning the Feather Around is a work of intimate personal disclosure that captures the pulse of the speaking voice and the vision of the artist's eye.

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John Bracey
A remarkable achievement, Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art is certain to captivate art historians, readers of biographies or more casual readers who are simply looking for a good summer read. -- ForeWord
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Morrison, who calls himself "an artist who happens to be an Indian," paints a self-portrait of a life of changing horizons and artistic achievement. Born to a large family in a rural area, Morrison attended art school in Minneapolis and went to the Art Students League in New York City, where he was swept up in Abstract Expressionism. He later taught at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1970 he returned to Minnesota and began to seek out his Ojibway heritage. Includes color and b&w photos of his art and scenes from his life. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873513593
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Midwest Reflections Series
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.76(d)

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