Joseph A. Imhof: Artist of the Pueblos

Joseph A. Imhof: Artist of the Pueblos

by Nancy Hopkins Reily, Lucille Enix (With)

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Overview

Joseph Imhof, a master lithographer and painter, recorded the American Pueblo Indians' way of life from 1907 to 1955. Unlike other New Mexico artists of that time, Imhof chose not to use his art to interpret the Pueblo Indians. Rather, his works present anthropological information with such authentic detail that the Pueblos recognized him as an authority on their customs and life. They called him the Grand Old Man of the Pueblos. Nancy H. Reily and Lucille Enix chronicle the life and art of this master lithographer, inventor and self-taught artist who counted among his friends "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and E. Martin Hennings. Until now, this unique American painter has remained elusive, undiscovered by many, partly because he lived in the shadow of other artists and writers who made themselves more visible during the Golden Age of Taos, New Mexico. Yet Joseph Imhof's work will undoubtably leave as much of an impact as any other early American artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865342590
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Acknowledgments13
Chronology18
Chapter 1The Recorder23
Chapter 2Beginning in Brooklyn34
Chapter 3On His Own43
Chapter 4Buffalo Bill and the Sioux53
Chapter 5A New Family71
Chapter 6The Birth of Style and Subject88
Chapter 7Joining Philosophy with Art107
Chapter 8Albuquerque Bound125
Chapter 9Life in Albuquerque139
Chapter 10Discovering the Pueblos155
Chapter 11A Home at Last202
Chapter 12New York and Financial Security220
Chapter 13Home in Taos241
Chapter 14Death Redefines Family266
Chapter 15Finally, a Patron with New Enterprises289
Chapter 16The Corn Series Ends the Partnership319
Chapter 17Sallie Completes Their Work333
Epilogue345
Documentation Abbreviations in Notes349
Notes353
Credits for Illustrations413
Index420

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