Society of Six California Colorists

ISBN-10: 0520210557
ISBN-13: 9780520210554
Authors: Nancy Boas, Charles Eldredge
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Six plein-air painters in Oakland, California, joined together in 1917 to form an association that lasted nearly fifteen years. The Society of Six--Selden Connor Gile, Maurice Logan, William H. Clapp, August F. Gay, Bernard von Eichman, and Louis Siegriest--created a color-centered modernist idiom that shocked establishment tastes but remains the most advanced painting of its era in Northern California. Nancy Boas's well-informed and sumptuously illustrated chronicle recognizes the importance of these six painters in the history of American Post-Impressionism. The Six found themselves in the position of an avant garde not because they set out to reject conventionality, but because they…    

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Nancy M. Boasis the author ofThe Society of Six: California Colorists(UC Press) and co-curated the exhibition of the same name at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: University of California Press Number of pages: 224 Dimensions: 0.96" wide x 1.20" long x 0.06" tall Weight: 2.882 lbs. Language: English