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Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast landscape artist / Mark Humpal.

Author/Creator:
Humpal, Mark, 1952-
Publication:
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
Series:
Charles M. Russell Center series on art and photography of the American West ; 28.
The Charles M. Russell Center series on art and photography of the American West ; Volume 28
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 381 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Subjects:
Strong, Ray, 1905-2006.
Strong, Ray, 1905-2006
Landscape painters -- United States -- Biography.
Landscape painters.
United States
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
Throughout his long and prolific career, Ray Stanford Strong (1905?-2006) strove to capture the essence of the western American landscape. An accomplished painter who achieved national fame during the New Deal era, Strong is best known for his depiction of landscapes in California and Oregon, rendered in his signature plein air style. This beautiful volume, featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations, is the first comprehensive exploration of Strong's life and artistry. Through family papers, archives, photographs, and a two-year series of interviews conducted with the artist personally, Mark Humpal traces Strong's journey from his childhood on an Oregon berry farm to his artistically formative years in New York and San Francisco. After moving back to the West Coast, Strong produced important works for the WPA, executed major diorama projects for two world expositions, helped organize the Santa Barbara Art Institute, and served as teacher and mentor for a new generation of plein air artists.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-367) and index.
ISBN:
9780806157702
0806157704
OCLC:
978251873
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