The Life and Art of C.S. Price: In Pursuit of the One Big Thing

The Life and Art of C.S. Price: In Pursuit of the One Big Thing

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The Life and Art of C.S. Price: In Pursuit of the One Big Thing by Frances Price Cook, Patrick J. Leach

We are pleased to announce that the long overdue biography of Northwest artist C. S. Price (1874-1950) is now completed and available as a print book as well as Amazon Kindle.

This book tells the life story and shows the art produced by a truly dedicated artist. It gives a comprehensive look at Price from different perspectives in the directly quoted words of family members, museum curators who knew and worked with him, newspaper reporters, friends, other artists, authors, art critics and admirers of his art.

There are numerous examples of his art, produced over a lifetime and ranging from realistic to increasingly abstract. To our knowledge this work represents the first book, other than much shorter museum catalogues, about Price's life. It is his story as seen through his paintings and the eyes of his contemporaries.

Book Qualities

Over 240 pages with numerous stories and tales about C. S. Price along with archival photos, drawings, etc.

85 full page color photos of paintings as well as many smaller paintings

More than 90 sketches and drawings (many never seen outside a small cadre of museum staff and the Price family circle)

Price dedicated his life to being an artist. He left his family ties and ranching life to study art in St. Louis, and lived a life of austerity, never owning an automobile, house, television, or even a telephone. Often his money went to buying art supplies before anything else. It is our gift to have his work to view in museums, private collections, museum catalogs, and now this book, published over 60 years after his death.

Price was a deeply spiritual man, humble, searching for the deeper meanings. His work can be seen at the Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, New York Metropolitan Art Museum, Detroit Art Institute, the Oregon Historical Society, Reed College, Willamette University, and other public institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470048167
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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