The Eighth Lively Art: Conversations with Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the…

Paperback | April 1, 2001

byWesley Wehr

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As a young artist and musician Wesley Wehr became a friend and often a confidant of many of the painters, poets, and musicians who lived or worked in the Northwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on his journals, Wehr provides an engagingly written, intriguing, and informative series of vignettes of painters Mark Tobey, Pehr Hallsten, Helmi Juvonen, Guy Anderson, and Morris Graves; photographer Imogen Cunningham; gallery owner Zoe Dusanne; poets Thoedore Roethke, Richard Selig, Elizabeth Bishop, and Leonie Adams; philosopher Susanne Langer; musicians Ernest Bloch and Berthe Poncy Jacobson; and actor Margaret Hamilton.

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As a young artist and musician Wesley Wehr became a friend and often a confidant of many of the painters, poets, and musicians who lived or worked in the Northwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on his journals, Wehr provides an engagingly written, intriguing, and informative series of vignettes of painters Mark Tobey, Pehr Hallsten, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 1 × 1 × 0.83 inPublished:April 1, 2001Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295980982

ISBN - 13:9780295980980

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsA Totemic Introduction1. Conversations with Mark Tobey2. Out of Nature: Mark Tobey’s Art3. Pehr Hallsten and Mark Tobey4. Helmi Juvonen: The Nordic Pearl5. Guy Anderson6. Morris Graves: An Evening in Loleta7. Zoe Dusanne: Impresario of the "Northwest School"8. Imogen Cunningham in San Francisco9. Theodore Roethke in the Classroom10. Richard Selig11. Elizabeth Bishop in Seattle12. Elizabeth Bishop and Suzanne Langer: a Conversation on University Way13. Leonie Adams in Seattle14. Student Days: Queen Anne High School and the University of Washington15. Ernest Bloch at Agate Beach16. Berthe Poncy Jacobson17. Margaret Hamilton: the Wicked Witch of the WestBiographical NotesIndex of Names

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There is a sub—text of the artist as loner, and we are admitted into the intensities that linked various of these creative people, supporting them in their lives and art.

- Martha Kingsbury