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GEORGE SMART: THE TAILOR OF FRANT -- ARTIST IN CLOTH & VELVET FIGURES. Jonathan Christie. Unicorn, Unicorn Publishing Group, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 128 pp. with 175 ills. (156 col.). 29 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781910787007 In English.
Publisher's description: George Smart was born in 1774 and died a pauper in Frant, Sussex, in 1846. In those years, he worked as a tailor, served as a soldier, raised a family -- and, quietly created a series of unforgettable works of art that have come to be seen as great examples of English folk art. On his inclusion in a folk art show at the Tate Britain in 2014, Smart finally received the attention and widespread admiration that was his due -- admiration that has culminated in this, the first book dedicated to his life and work. Drawing on the limited sources we have for his life, Jonathan Christie re-creates what we can know about his work and experiences, then goes on to sensitively extrapolate from that and his artwork to give us a fragmented, yet compelling picture of this charming, eccentric outsider artist.
Artist(s):Smart, George
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Textile/Fiber Arts — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171086
Paperbound $39.95    

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