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A PLACE IN THE SUN: THE SOUTHWEST PAINTINGS OF WALTER UFER AND MARTIN HENNINGS. Ed. by Thomas Brent Smith. Denver Art Museum, 2015. Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West, 21. Published 2016 in association with University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 204 pp. with 152 ills. (125 col.). 29 x 24 cm. ISBN 9780806151984 In English.
Publisher's description: Of the hundreds of foreign students who attended the Munich Art Academy between 1910 and 1915, Walter Ufer (1876-1936) and E. Martin Hennings (1886-1956) returned to the United States to foster the development of a national art. They ultimately established their reputations in the American Southwest. The two German American artists shared much in common, and both would gain membership in the celebrated Taos Society of Artists. Featuring nearly 150 color plates and historical photographs, A Place in the Sun is a long-overdue tribute to the lives, achievements, and artistic legacy of these two important artists. In tracing the lifelong friendship and intersecting careers of Ufer and Hennings, the contributors to this volume explore the social and artistic implications of the artists' German heritage and training. Following their training in Munich, both men hoped to build careers in the spirited art environment of Chicago. Both were sponsored by wealthy businessmen, many of German descent. The support of these patrons allowed Ufer and Hennings to travel to the American Southwest, where they -- like so many other talented artists -- fell under the spell of Taos and its picturesque scenery. They also encountered the region's Native peoples and Hispanic culture that inspired many of their paintings.
Artist(s):Ufer, Walter; Hennings, E. Martin
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 71,02,03
Worldwide Number: 037065
Hardcover $45.00    

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