An American Celebration: The Art of Charles Wysocki

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Charles Wysocki delights in his native land and portrays the joys of its early days so lyrically that he has become the country's leading painter of Americana. In AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION, his premier collection, the artist offers over 200 full-color paintings. Text by Betty Ballantine perfectly embellishes his sense of time and place, providing a further look into American lore, history, innovations, and accomplishments. Selection of the Literary Guild. Excerpted in Family Circle and Americana magazine. 118,000 copies in print.

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I feel the greatness and beauty of America, and in it an endless source of inspiration for my paintings. -Charles Wysocki

In over 200 glorious full-color works, Charles Wysocki portrays the joy of Early America. Whether he is depicting a cozy New England bay or a busy Amish Valley, the artist mixes whimsy and warmth; his brush sets flags awave and spirits soaring, and his paintings-of the quilting bees, clambakes, country fairs, and one-room schoolhouses of bygone days-shine with gladness and innocence.

Rejoicing in the hard work and quiet pleasures of nineteenth-century life, Wysocki fills his canvasses with quaint bridges, plowed fields, horses and sleighs. He delights in detail-"Caleb's Buggy Barn" shows carriagemakers involved in every aspect of their crucial trade, "Fawn Dell" finds farmers tending to the painstaking process of maple sugaring.

An American Celebration is the first album of Wysocki's art. Packed with images of comfort, order, and promise, it is a memorable vision, a testament to the charm of small town and good neighbors and the resilience of Yankee ingenuity and pioneer pride. Text by Betty Ballantine embellishes the artist's sense of time and place, offering a further look into the lore, history, innovations, and accomplishments of our great country.

About the Author:

Betty Ballantine, a member of the publishing Hall of Fame, is co-editor of the Peacock Press series, which includes such illustrated books as Gnomes, Faeries, and Castles. She lives in Bearsville, New York.

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