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Title
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest
Type
Text
Subject
Modernism (Art)--Northwest, Pacific--Exhibitions.
Art, American--Northwest, Pacific--20th century--Exhibitions.
Art--Washington (State)--Seattle--Exhibitions.
Seattle Art Museum--Exhibitions.
ART / American / General.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA).
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: N6512.5.M63 S43 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 709.795/074797772 full (Assigner: dlc)
ART015020 (Source: bisacsh)
HIS036110 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014002658
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Few regions of the country produced such a distinctive group of artists with such a particular view on the modern world as did the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s and 1940s. Capitalizing on their particular geographical position at what was a modern art outpost--working free from the strong influences of New York and Europe, and sitting at the portal to the Far East--a close-knit group of artists sought to address the global political, social, and economic ills of their time. The seminal figures in this group--Mark Tobey and Morris Graves especially--quickly garnered critical attention in New York for their uncommon imagery and expressive technique, which drew upon spiritual tenents ranging from Zen Buddhism to the Persian Bahai faith and their mastery of Asian calligraphy. Modernism in the Pacific Northwest presents an overview drawn from SAM's unparalleled collection of the key figures of this generation: painters Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Leo Kenney, Paul Horiuchi, and George Tsutakawa, and sculptors Phil McCracken and James Washington. Patricia Junker is the Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum and is the author of Albert Bierstadt and Edward Hopper"-- Provided by publisher.
Authorized Access Point
Seattle Art Museum. Modernism in the Pacific Northwest
Authorized Access Point Variant
Junker, Patricia A., Modernism in the Pacific Northwest