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BERT LONG: THE ARTIST'S JOURNEY. Thomas McEvilley. Houston Artists Fund, 2016. Distributed by University of Texas Press, Austin. 124 pp. with 34 ills. (27 col.). 22 x 14 cm. ISBN 9780967439549 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 173774. Publisher's description: Bert Long: The Artist's Journey encapsulates the life and art of Bert L. Long Jr. (1940-2013). Thomas McEvilley opens the book by describing his chance encounter with Long on a Houston street in 1980. An African American artist who grew up in Houston's Fifth Ward, Long was an energetic and enthusiastic artist who was trained as an executive chef and came to his art through his growing ability to carve ice and make decorative food in the hospitality industry. Long's work gained a wider audience as his reputation grew in the burgeoning Houston art scene of the 1980s and 1990s through alliances with many friends, chief among them his fellow sculptor James Surls. Long made hundreds of paintings and sculptures, including ice sculptures, and took tens of thousands of photographs during his lifetime. He had the opportunity to travel extensively, including trips to both Rome and the countryside of Spain, where he lived and worked.
Artist(s):Long, Bert
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Painting, Sculpture — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art, African American Artists
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173775
Paperbound $19.95    

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