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HERNDON DAVIS: PAINTING COLORADO HISTORY, 1901-1962. Craig Leavitt. Denver Public Library, 2016. Published by University Press of Colorado, Boulder. 296 pp. 31 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781607324195 In English.
Publisher's description: Herndon Davis, an artist and journalist, dedicated his life to depicting the major landmarks and personalities of Colorado in watercolor, oil, and pen and pencil. Best known for the Face on the Barroom Floor, the portrait of an alluring woman on the floor of the Teller House Hotel barroom in Central City, Colorado, Davis was a prolific artist whose murals, sketches, and portraits can be found all over the state, from the Sage Room of the Oxford Hotel on Seventeenth Street to the Denver Press Club poker room. Despite his numerous contributions, his work was never showcased or exhibited in the traditional manner. In this biography and first-ever collection featuring most of his life's work, authors Craig Leavitt and Thomas J. Noel provide a detailed look into Davis's life and career and include a catalog of almost 200 photographs of his work from Colorado and around the country. They also put his work into the broader context of the time through comparison with such contemporary Colorado artists as Muriel Sibell Wolle, Allen Tupper True, Charles Waldo Love, and Juan Menchaca.
Artist(s):Davis, Herndon
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Painting
Plans: 71,75,65,68
Worldwide Number: 082634
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