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"Wild Exuberance: Harold Weston's Adirondack Art" by Rebecca Foster & Caroline M. Welsh
"Wild Exuberance: Harold Weston's Adirondack Art" by Rebecca Foster & Caroline M. Welsh


 
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The Adirondack Museum makes a long-awaited contribution to the scholarship of American art with this critical treatment of Harold Weston (1894-1972)--an underexamined but significant twentieth-century American painter, etcher, and muralist.

The "rugged sensibility" that grew out of Weston's early wilderness solitude in the Adirondacks is essential to understanding his long career as an artist. Four essays, a chronology, an exhibition history, a critical bibliography, and a checklist compiled by art historian Kathleen V. Jameson and Nina Weston Foster, make this book the single most important source for Weston's Adirondack work. Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., curator at the Fogg Art Museum, analyzes Weston as a twentieth-century American modernist; Rebecca Foster, Weston's biographer, examines the art as an outgrowth of the artist's full life; Stephen Bennett Ph!


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