July 12, 2020
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The Lavender Palette

Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State

The first study of how gay and lesbian artists influenced and established a regional cultural identity in the first half of the twentieth century, this groundbreaking publication chronicles and contextualizes pioneering gay and lesbian artists from the pre-Stonewall era. Looking back as far as the 1910s, museum curator David F. Martin has unearthed astonishing works by both lesser-known and internationally famous artists.

Created primarily from original research drawn from the artists' unpublished archival materials, and produced in conjunction with a previous exhibition at the Cascadia Art Museum, The Lavender Palette consists of three essays as well as individual biographies of thirteen artists. Generously illustrated with artwork and personal photographs, The Lavender Palette sheds light on significant contributions from a marginalized and understudied group. Throughout, Martin aims to amend the formerly pejorative use of the colors lavender and purple in association with homosexuality as signs of weakness and frivolity, and to establish the effect these artists had in defining a regional aesthetic that remains to this day.

About the Authors

David F. Martin is curator for Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington, and author of many books, including Invocation of Beauty: The Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami.

9780998911229 : the-lavender-palette-martin-chapman
264 Pages
$39.95 USD

Other Titles by David F. Martin

Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist

Barbara Johns, foreword by Gail M. Nomura, with contributions by David F. Martin
Nov 2021 - Cascadia Art Museum
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Invocation of Beauty

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Oct 2018 - Cascadia Art Museum
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Captive Light

Margaret E. Bullock, David F. Martin
Mar 2018 - Tacoma Art Museum
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