Edgar Payne The Scenic Journey, FINE, 2012 HC western landscape plein-air

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Edgar Payne The Scenic Journey
Scott Shields; Lisa Peters; Peter Hassrick; Jean Stern; Pat Trenton
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Notes: Fine 4to (11" x 12 1/4") handsome warm brown cloth over boards, chocolate brown lettering to spine, no visible shelf wear, sharp tips, tightly bound, clean and unmarked throughout. Near Fine wraparound pictorial dustjacket featuring the 1916 Edgar Payne painting "Sunset, Canyon de Chelly" to front panel, pale yellow lettering to cover and spine, very light rubbing to back panel, one 1/4" closed tear to top of front panel, else perfectly clean, intact, and protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. 272 pp. including a Preface and Acknowledgements, an Introduction, four essays, a Chronology, Selected Bibliography, Exhibition Checklist, List of Contributors, About the Authors, and an Index. Replete with full-color and full-page images of Edgar Payne's western landscape painting, seascape painting, and portraiture alongside black-and-white archival photographs of the artist and his subjects, and facsimile reproductions of his early work as a commercial artist. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Edgar Payne's work The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento February 11 to May 6, 2012 that then traveled to The Pasadena Museum of California Art and finally to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From the dustjacket: "While his contemporaries favored a quieter, more idyllic representation of thr natural landscape, Payne was devoted subjects of rugged beauty...His majestic, vital landscapes, informed by his reverence for the natural world, are imbued with an internal force and an active dynamism." Truly, a gift-worthy copy. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.