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Greatness in the Commonplace : The Art of Boris Gilbertson

White, Charlotte

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ISBN 10: 086534115X / ISBN 13: 9780865341159
Published by Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A., 1988
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Inscribed by the author Charlotte White to Phyllis Seidkin who is mentioned in the acknowledgement as helping with the book. Also laid in is an order form for the book with a hand written note from the author to Phyllis. A nice copy with some rubbing to the edges of the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 002457

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Title: Greatness in the Commonplace : The Art of ...

Publisher: Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Inscribed By the Author

Edition: First Edition

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Boris Gilbertson is known primarily as a sculptor, and his commissioned works in stone and metal, though largely in private collections, can also be seen in the public buildings and outdoor settings in the East and Midwest for which they were undertaken. Widely collected too, however, are the artist's Sumi brush drawings, generously illustrated in these pages. Having studied classic Chinese writing in Chicago, Gilbertson remained a student of Chinese thought: it was apparent in all of his work. In the artist's words, 'I like to keep fairly close to the earth in the sense that the Chinese do.' In his work, the goal was to find something great in the commonplace. Gilbertson was born in Evanston, Illinois, and lived much of his adult life there; he also spent several years in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. He moved in 1960 to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and there lived and worked for the last twenty-two years of his life.

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Charlotte White now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the house that she and Boris Gilbertson restored. After thirty years as a professional floral designer, she pursues her interest in gardening, and is active in historic preservation and environmental protection.

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