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By Estill Curtis Pennington,Ellen G. Miles

ISBN-10: 0813126126

ISBN-13: 9780813126128

From 1802, whilst the younger artist William Edward West all started portray images on a downriver journey to New Orleans, to 1918, whilst John Alberts, the final of Frank Duveneck's scholars, labored in Louisville, a large choice of portrait artists have been energetic in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802--1920 charts the process these artists as they painted the effective and the lowly, statesmen and enterprise magnates in addition to state folks dwelling faraway from city facilities. work by means of every one artist are illustrated, while attainable, from The Filson historic Society choice of a few four hundred photos representing the most broad holdings on hand for examine within the region.

This quantity starts off with a cultural chronology -- a backdrop of serious occasions that formed the flavor and instances of either artist and sitter. The chronology is by way of short biographies of the artists, either legends and up to date discoveries, illustrated via their paintings. Matthew Harris Jouett, who studied with Gilbert Stuart, William Edward West, who painted Lord Byron, and Frank Duveneck are recognized; a ways much less so are James T. Poindexter, who painted captivating kid's graphics in western Kentucky, cause Croft, a lately came across itinerant within the Louisville quarter, and Oliver Frazer, the final resident portrait artist in Lexington in the course of the romantic period. Pennington's learn deals a charming heritage of portraiture not just as a adored ownership but in addition representing a interval of cultural and creative transitions within the background of the Ohio River Valley region.

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