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Art of Tom Lovell: An Invitation to History, The

Hedgpeth, Don

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ISBN 10: 0688126456 / ISBN 13: 9780688126452
Published by William Morrow & Co, New York, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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160 pages. Hardcover. Color illustrations. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 466639. Bookseller Inventory # 466639

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Title: Art of Tom Lovell: An Invitation to History,...

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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One of the great artists of the Old West, Lovell's paintings capture the grand sagas of history on an intimate level. A collection of full-color art by the painter whose work was featured in the PBS documentary The Civil War. Shrinkwrapped. 95 full-color reproductions. 30 illus. 2 gatefolds.

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A commercial artist who started out sketching in the 1930s for pulp magazines, Lovell advanced to the glossier "slicks" in the 1950s and has since specialized in Old West, Plains Indian, and Civil War themes. He here presents from that long career his best canvases, among them his famed depictions of Lee's surrender and the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts' assault (in film, the climax of Glory). His spark of inspiration is usually to visualize an incident he has read of in the journals of the first white explorers and trappers, such as those of Lewis and Clark. Whether it's Clark firing his rifle or Indians encountering a cannon lost by Fremont, Native Americans are generally presented as wary but curious about the newcomers; Lovell puts the warfare outside of the frame. Themes aside, he works expertly with natural color, and though not a modern George Caitlin, his attention to the detail of Indian dress, carriage, and equipage is quite affecting, fully reflective of his respect for the cultures of Apache, Sioux, etc. A rich tribute to a captivating artist who evokes the West's vast landscape and its individual braves and traders in moods of exuberance and perseverance. Should turn heads on the display rack. Gilbert Taylor

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