Oh, Shenandoah: Paintings Of The Historic Valley And River by Andrei KushnirOh, Shenandoah: Paintings Of The Historic Valley And River by Andrei Kushnir

Oh, Shenandoah: Paintings Of The Historic Valley And River

byAndrei KushnirForeword byDana Hand EvansAs told byWarren R. Hofstra

Hardcover | December 1, 2016

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The Shenandoah Valley is widely renowned for its beauty and its idyllic landscape of farms, fields, historic towns, and Civil War battlefields. Framed to the east and west by the majestic Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the region is defined by the river made famous in the 1882 song "Oh, Shenandoah."

The highly regarded painter Andrei Kushnir has spent years traveling throughout every corner of the Shenandoah Valley, capturing its myriad landscapes and architectural features with panache and an extraordinary appreciation for place. The paintings collected here highlight Kushnir’s rare ability to paint any landscape before him—pastoral or industrial, recreational or social, rural or urban, riparian or agricultural—all the while working out in the elements, en plein air. By organizing Kushnir’s paintings along highways US 11, US 340, and VA 42, enabling travelers to follow the paintings in geographical order, the book captures the Shenandoah Valley and its famous river in a uniquely comprehensive and intuitive way.

In addition to the 263 plein-air paintings, Oh, Shenandoah presents in-depth historical and curatorial essays by Warren R. Hofstra, William M. S. Rasmussen, and Jeffrey C. Everett about the Valley and Kushnir’s significant contribution to our understanding of it, adding a rich, textual component to complement Kushnir's artistry.

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Andrei Kushnir has been a full-time painter since 1980, and his works have been exhibited widely in numerous juried and invitational shows throughout the United States. His work has been featured in numerous books, including Painted History and Potomac River School, as well as in articles in the Washington Times, the Nature Conserv...
Title:Oh, Shenandoah: Paintings Of The Historic Valley And RiverFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:400 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:11 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:George F. Thompson PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1938086414

ISBN - 13:9781938086410


Editorial Reviews

Kushnir, with inspration of his own and from the historians and conservationists who wrote the essays, set out to capture the essence of the Shenandoah Valley.... He documented the natural splendor of the river and hills, as well as the towns and rural dwellings of the people who live there.... This journey along the Shenandoah Valley is enchanting and educating.

- Maine Antique Digest