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Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,450
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Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist (Hardcover): Mark Humpal

Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist (Hardcover)

Mark Humpal

Series: The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West

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Throughout his long and prolific career, Ray Stanford Strong (1905-2006) strove to capture the essence of the western American landscape. An accomplished painter who achieved national fame during the New Deal era, Strong is best known for his depiction of landscapes in California and Oregon, rendered in his signature plein air style. This beautiful volume, featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations, is the first comprehensive exploration of Strong's life and artistry. Through family papers, archives, photographs, and a two-year series of interviews conducted with the artist personally, Mark Humpal traces Strong's journey from his childhood on an Oregon berry farm to his artistically formative years in New York and San Francisco. After moving back to the West Coast, Strong produced important works for the WPA, executed major diorama projects for two world expositions, helped organize the Santa Barbara Art Institute, and served as teacher and mentor for a new generation of plein air artists. But, as Humpal emphasizes, Strong distinguished himself by resisting the drumbeat of the avant-garde. During an era when many artists were experimenting with abstract expressionism, Strong never relinquished his personal vision and adherence to a more traditional style. With his outgoing personality, he forged friendships and associations with such prominent artists as Frank Vincent DuMond, Maynard Dixon, Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, and John Steinbeck. Ultimately, Strong had little concern for his place in the sweep of art history. The proficiency he achieved through years of formal and informal study allowed him to craft a personal style difficult to categorize but unique and engaging. By expanding our understanding and appreciation of Strong's artistic contributions, this book offers a fitting tribute to one of America's finest landscape artists.

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Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West
Release date: December 2017
Authors: Mark Humpal
Dimensions: 254 x 254 x 41mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 396
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-5770-2
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Exhibition catalogues and specific collections
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes > General
LSN: 0-8061-5770-4
Barcode: 9780806157702

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