Allen Tupper True: An American Artist

Allen Tupper True: An American Artist

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ISBN-13: 9780981723815
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jere True was the eldest daughter of Allen Tupper True. She was a reporter for the Denver Post and publicity director for Aspen, Colorado. Victoria Tupper True, Allen True's granddaughter, worked as a public relations consultant in San Francisco for more than 25 years.

Table of Contents

Preface / Jere True and Victoria Tupper TrueForeword / Peter H. HassrickPrologue: An American Artist1. Ancestors and The Early Years2. Apprenticeship Here and Abroad3. Career Chosen4. Brangwyn and Family5. Allen Wins a Bride and Recognition6. Accepted as a Muralist7. Family Life8. End of a Marriage9. Some Day10. The Last HurrahEpilogueNotesMilestonesFamily TreesSuggested Reading ListPhoto Credits

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Joyce K. Schiller

True extended the concept of the artistic decoration of public buildings to create breathtaking ornamentation for a variety of civic structures. At Boulder Dam, he used the coloration and motifs from Southwestern Indian tribal sources to create a unified design concept for an industrial building: from the terrazzo panels' Indian motifs surrounding floor drains to the appropriate color harmonies of the structure's internior spaces.

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"Allen Tupper True: An American Artist recalls, in amazing detail, True's own creative awakening and his crucial role in creating and recording the region's rich history. True's inclusive vision brought overdue dignity to the region's earliest inhabitants. His groundbreaking murals of Western vistas made the region a more beautiful place and served as giant documentaries about a disappearing way of life."—Ray Rinaldi, Denver Post

"True extended the concept of the artistic decoration of public buildings to create breathtaking ornamentation for a variety of civic structures. At Boulder Dam, he used the coloration and motifs from Southwestern Indian tribal sources to create a unified design concept for an industrial building: from the terrazzo panels' Indian motifs surrounding floor drains to the appropriate color harmonies of the structure's internior spaces."—Joyce K. Schiller, Delaware Art Museum

Ray Rinaldi

Allen Tupper True: An American Artist recalls, in amazing detail, True's own creative awakening and his crucial role in creating and recording the region's rich history. True's inclusive vision brought overdue dignity to the region's earliest inhabitants. His groundbreaking murals of Western vistas made the region a more beautiful place and served as giant documentaries about a disappearing way of life.

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