George Caleb Bingham

George Caleb Bingham : The Missouri Artist (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from George Caleb Bingham: The Missouri Artist Attracted by the artists of the periods of great art activity, we are likely to forget those who have kept the light burning when conditions have been most unfavorable. The wonder is often expressed concerning Bingham that he turned to art at all in his pioneer country, where thought was only for the necessities of life. And yet he made it his life work. True, his virility, positive convictions and lively interest led him into politics again and again, only to return, however, with renewed interest to his profession. Bingham, I am convinced, was more successful in his line of work, the de lineation of contemporary life, than was any other American artist of his time. For this reason I have undertaken this study in an endeavor to bring together the facts of his life while they are still available, and, by setting forth the char acter of his work, to make an estimate of his place in Amer ican art. Only brief articles on Bingham have previously been published, so my information has been obtained almost entirely from primary sources, from original documents and newspapers, from contemporary friends of the artist, and from my own study of his paintings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 277g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243096232
  • 9780243096237