Mary Randlett Portraits by Frances MccueMary Randlett Portraits by Frances Mccue

Mary Randlett Portraits

byFrances MccuePhotographed byMary Randlett

Hardcover | August 28, 2014

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Known for both her landscapes and portraits, Mary Randlett began documenting iconic Northwest artists like Mark Tobey and Morris Graves in 1949. In 1963, Theodore Roethke asked her to photograph him in his Seattle home--hers were the last pictures taken of the poet before his death, and they garnered international attention. In addition to Graves, Tobey, and Roethke, Mary Randlett Portraits includes renowned artists Jacob Lawrence and George Tsutuakawa; writers Tom Robbins, Henry Miller, and Colleen McElroy; arts patrons Betty Bowen and Richard Fuller; and more.

Randlett?s portraits are known for their effortless intimacy, illuminating her subjects as few ever saw them?something noted by many of those whom she photographed. The portraits are accompanied by biographical sketches written by Frances McCue, which blend life stories and reflections on the works with Randlett?s own reminiscences. McCue also provides an essay on Randlett?s life and professional career.

Randlett?s photographs represent an artistic and literary history of the Pacific Northwest. No other book brings together these important historical figures from the rich past and present of this region. A curated collection of ninety photographs from the more than six hundred portraits she took of Northwest artists, writers, and cultural luminaries, Mary Randlett Portraits documents the region?s artistic legacy through one woman?s camera lens.

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About The Author

Frances McCue is an award-winning poet, essayist, and arts administrator. The founding director of the Richard Hugo House, McCue currently teaches writing and literature as a writer-in-residence at the University of Washington?s Undergraduate Honors Program. Her first book of poetry, The Stenographer?s Breakfast, won the Barnard New Wo...
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Title:Mary Randlett PortraitsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 10.25 × 9.26 × 0.65 inPublished:August 28, 2014Publisher:University of Arizona LibrariesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295993979

ISBN - 13:9780295993973

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