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Some American Primitives

By: Sears, Clara Endicott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1941

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 10402

Condition: Very Good


previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, dust jacket with chipping at head and foot of spine, corners, and top edge of back panel, fading to spine. For well over a hundred years, before the days of photography, itinerant painters wandered through the American countryside with a roll of canvas and brushes and palette strapped to their backs, to perpetuate the faces of the living, and sometimes of the dead, with their crude, spontaneous artistry. This book -- the first in its field -- tells the story of New England folk portraits and of the artists who made them. It is illustrated wit... View more info