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FRANK MECHAU: ARTIST OF COLORADO. Second edition. Cile M. Bach. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, 2016. Original edition published 1981. 142 pp. with 72 ills. (55 col.). 22 x 27 cm. ISBN 9781607325451 In English.
Publisher's description: There are stories scattered throughout human history of rare individuals of remarkable talent, energy, and promise whose lives are unexpectedly and tragically cut short. Artist Frank Mechau was one of these. His artistic career spanned only twenty years -- 1926 to 1946 -- but in the course of those years he produced paintings, murals, and drawings of exceptional potency and poignancy. His work shows influences of the masters he studied -- European, Japanese, and Chinese -- from whom he developed his own aesthetic of line, design, and composition that, in a singular way, speaks to broader artistic truths. In Frank Mechau: Artist of Colorado, Cile Bach offers a thoughtful and engaging account of Mechau's career. Using excerpts from letters, notes, and journals, she infuses the book with Mechau's presence, giving readers not only a sense of the strength of his artistic talent but a glimpse of the extraordinary self-educated man behind the work -- his determination, his sharp mind, his playful wit, his gentleness, and his love of life, his family, and the Western Slope of Colorado that was his home.
Artist(s):Mechau, Frank
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 172839
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