Thomas T. Wilson is described in the preface of this book as "probably the best-known unknown painter in the Northwest." Most of his early paintings still hang within the houses of his original buyers. Very few of his paintings are in public spaces, and the artist has never sought or received formal gallery representation. Thomas T. Wilson: Paintings brings the hidden career and life of a masterful Pacific Northwest artist to light.
The bold lyricism and originality of Wilson's work is revealed in the lush farmlands of his native Illinois, his fascination with light and space in his tree compositions, and his vibrant landscapes and cloudscapes inspired by the dramatic environment of the Pacific Northwest. Wilson is also a prolific portraitist. He captured Seattle society after the dramatic impact of the 1962 World's Fair, a period which saw significant growth in the city's theater, opera, dance, music, and visual arts. Many of the people who were a part of this pre-Microsoft flourishing are Wilson's subjects. Even multiple generations within single families are represented in the painter's career. The artist also painted several self-portraits, and his works are unsparing progress reports of his life.
Thomas Wilson's work is a valuable record of a society within the cultural world it helped to create. This collection of portraits, self-portraits, and landscapes promises to be a revelation to all those unfamiliar with the artist and his work.
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Sally Hayman is a former art critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and commentator on the arts for KING FM. She lives in Seattle. Peter Simpson is executive director of the Port Townsend Film Festival and an author of several books on Port Townsend, where he lives.
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Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2004. Condizione libro: New. *Price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced this weekend for our July ABEBOOKS SALE* signed by Wilson and inscribed by Simpson; 152 pp., Hardcover, NEW in a NEW dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria ZB1060667
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97802959840941.0
Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0295984090
Descrizione libro Univ of Washington Pr, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0295984090
Descrizione libro Univ of Washington Pr, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. illustrated edition. 152 pages. 11.75x9.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0295984090
Descrizione libro University of Washington Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Thomas T. Wilson, Sally Hayman, Peter Simpson, Paintings from more than forty years of work have been gathered for this first publication of Thomas T. Wilson's work. His distinctive mark as a painter emerges from this juxtapostion of commissioned portraits, self-portraits, and landscapes. Trained as an artist at the University of Illinois, Yale, and the University of Oregon, Wilson came to the Northwest to settle in Port Townsend, Washington, in 1960. In 1962, the year of the Seattle World's Fair, an exhibit of New York School painters brought the work of Motherwell, Johns, and Rauschenberg to local attention. A 'Northwest School' of Tobey, Callahan, Graves, and Anderson had already been identified in a "Life" magazine article, and a new generation of local painters was developing. Well aware of the art scene both locally and nationally, Wilson developed his own subject matter and style. He maintained the traditional concerns of a painter, but also saw the canvas as part of the work, and not just a window for an illusion.Looking through pages of the book, the reader will see a constant movement toward simpler and larger paintings. Soon after Wilson's move from Oregon to Port Townsend to live and work, he was discovered by discerning collectors. He brought a sympathetic eye to the Northwest landscape and climate, and his large paintings were a complement to the Northwest domestic architecture just then emerging. He painted portraits of his friends. They told their friends about Wilson, and soon he was painting people who wanted portraits congenial with their taste for modern abstract painting. Post World's Fair and pre-Microsoft Seattle was a time of significant cultural growth in all the arts - theatre, opera, dance, music, and architecture. Many of the people who were part of this growth sat for Tom Wilson and the portraits form a valuable record of Seattle's recent history. Wilson has captured a society in the cultural world it helped create. Codice libro della libreria B9780295984094