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The Art of George Ames Aldrich

with contributions by Gregg Hertzlieb and Michael Wright. Wendy Greenhouse

Publication Year: 2013

A highly regarded impressionist-style artist, George Ames Aldrich drew on his years of experience living and studying in Europe to create beautiful landscape paintings. His life and work are explored in this gorgeous book. Many of the artist's finest creations, some representing French subjects and others depicting the midwestern steel industry and American landscapes, are included in this book. It features color reproductions, along with other archival and contextual images. Essays by Michael Wright and Wendy Greenhouse explore in detail Aldrich's life, influences, sources of inspiration, and art historical context. Exploiting a wide variety of sources, Wright and Greenhouse have discovered exciting new information about the artist and his times.

Published by: Indiana University Press


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Introduction & Acknowledgments

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 THE LIFE AND WORK OF ARTIST GEORGE AMES Aldrich (1871-1941) are the focus of this book, produced in conjunction with a major   exhibition of the artist’s paintings at the Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University. A highly regarded artist, Aldrich drew upon his years of experience living and studying in Europe to create beautiful landscape paintings, particularly scenes of northern France. ...

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A Biography

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pp. 3-9

FOR AN ARTIST WHO MADE INNUMERABLE SALES OF his artworks, won prizes, belonged to artists’ organizations, circulated socially among his potential patrons, and assiduously cultivated press attention, George Ames Aldrich remains a somewhat elusive figure. Much of what we think we know about the artist, especially regarding his training, early ...

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From Montreuil to the Midwest: Aldrich’s Art in Context

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pp. 11-25

FADING DAYLIGHT ILLUMINATES THE SCENE FROM A high horizon. Rustic cottages or a tumbledown mill crowd an upper corner of the composition, perhaps with the unobtrusive figure of a woman standing by. Dominating the picture, above all else, is a swiftly flowing stream rendered with more careful attention than its surroundings. Edged by rounded ...


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pp. 27-32

Exhibition History

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pp. 35-37

Catalogue of Works

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pp. 39-91

E-ISBN-13: 9780253009135
Print-ISBN-13: 9780253009050

Page Count: 104
Illustrations: 77 color illus.
Publication Year: 2013