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April 1, 2001
9780295980980
English
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Eighth Lively Art

Conversations with Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the West

As a young artist and musician Wesley Wehr became a friend and often a confidant of many of the painters, poets, and musicians who lived or worked in the Northwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on his journals, Wehr provides an engagingly written, intriguing, and informative series of vignettes of painters Mark Tobey, Pehr Hallsten, Helmi Juvonen, Guy Anderson, and Morris Graves; photographer Imogen Cunningham; gallery owner Zoe Dusanne; poets Thoedore Roethke, Richard Selig, Elizabeth Bishop, and Leonie Adams; philosopher Susanne Langer; musicians Ernest Bloch and Berthe Poncy Jacobson; and actor Margaret Hamilton.

Endorsements

"Wesley Wehr has brought together his remarkably vivid and detailed memories, notes, and letters, and distilled from them a wonderful series of portraits with an immediacy and warmth that no formal biography could match, an intimate look at an extraordinary circle of friends and their creative worlds."—Oliver Sacks

"Wesley recalls the pith of all formal lectures or mealtime chatter, and writes it down. His book is also a self—portrait of Seattle. He makes art from what artists say about art."—Ned Rorem

"There is a sub—text of the artist as loner, and we are admitted into the intensities that linked various of these creative people, supporting them in their lives and art."—Martha Kingsbury

University of Washington Press

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