Artists from Washington (State): Clyfford Still, Michael Leavitt, Mark Tobey, Doris Totten Chase, Caleb Schaber, Chuck Close, Frank S. Matsura

 
9781233162741: Artists from Washington (State): Clyfford Still, Michael Leavitt, Mark Tobey, Doris Totten Chase, Caleb Schaber, Chuck Close, Frank S. Matsura
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Clyfford Still, Michael Leavitt, Mark Tobey, Doris Totten Chase, Caleb Schaber, Chuck Close, Frank S. Matsura, James W. Washington, Jr., Greg Colson, Gerald Brom, Dennis Oppenheim, Morris Graves, Josh Keyes, Robert Motherwell, Lionel Pries, Retta Scott, Guy Anderson, Fred Oldfield, Clare Johnson, Chester La Follette, Alonzo Victor Lewis, Dudley Pratt, Roi George Partridge, William Cumming, Kenneth Callahan, Evert Sodergren, George Tsutakawa, James Jaxxa, Charles Wing Krafft, Philip McCracken, Stewart Wurtz, J. Craig Thorpe, Randy Wood, Cappy Thompson. Excerpt: Mike Leavitt (born November 4, 1977) is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA U.S.A., described as "the best caricature sculptor in the city" (Charles Krafft, Garage Magazine). He is most widely known for his "Art Army" series of hand-made action figures depicting visual artists, musicians, and entertainers. Under the production name Intuition Kitchen Productions , Leavitt is a "jack-of-all-trades" responsible for a wide variety of conceptual art projects and performance artworks. From a disinterest in convention, Leavitt proclaims, "I'd be afraid not to try other mediums." M.Leavitt, Budweiser Hydroplane, 1992, balsa wood, glue, acrylic & enamel paint. M.Leavitt, Interactive Puppetry, 2001 performance. M.Leavitt, Push Button Performer, 2003 performance.Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Leavitt was influenced by the wood-craft and engineering of Native American, Scandinavian, and industrial manufacturing in the region. His parents practiced education, graphic design, and environmentalism by trade, formulating Leavitt's early interests in both art and sociology. As a child he taught himself to build miniature hydroplanes in balsa wood. "My mom had some drawing skills, she started as a graphic designer at Boeing," Leavitt says, "I would have her draw my action...

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