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Women Artists of the West: Five Portraits of Creativity and

By: Danneberg,Julie
Price: $12.95

Fulcrum Publishing,2002.
Told in a unique first-person creative nonfiction narrative, Women Artists of the West profiles five important women artists who lived, worked, and created in the early years of the twentieth century. Inspired by a unique combination of landscape, history, and culture, these women felt most at home and most themselves under a western sky. In the imagined voice of each artist, readers are introduced to the individual woman and to the time, geography, and culture where her art was produced. Through the eyes of the modern artist Georgia O'Keeffe, readers visit an artists' colony in Taos, New Mexico, while Maria Martinez reveals the life of a Pueblo Indian master potter. Photographer Dorothea Lange captures the suffering of the Depression in her work, while Laura Gilpin photographs the people and scenery of Colorado. With painter Mary-Russell Colton, readers visit the depths of the Grand Canyon and the heights of a Hopi mesa in Arizona. In a carefully researched and! entertaining text, young readers will discover the accomplishments of groundbreaking western women artists. Paperback,84 pages.