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Edmund C. Tarbell : poet of domesticity
Buckley, Laurene.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hudson Hills Press ; [Lanham Md.] : Distributed in the U.S. by National Book Network, [2001]

Physical Description:
139 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
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ND237.T35 B83 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Edmund C. Tarbell was the leading painter in late-19th-century Boston and the leader of the avant-garde in Boston and New York. His works are masterpieces of design, colour and light. Together with Frank W. Benson, he ran the School of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts for many years influencing generations of Boston artists and patrons.

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When one reads the preface of this first real monograph on Tarbell, one is struck by how modest, or understated, the author is in her goals. Buckley (executive director, Queens Museum of Art), author of a number of other books on American Impressionism, tells us that "the main rationale for the writing of this book was to document, in an orderly fashion, the artist's life and work.... Perhaps the result will be a new estimation of the work of Edmund C. Tarbell." In this reviewer's opinion, Buckley does much more than present the artist's career "in an orderly fashion." With a lively, readable text, and with "good, old-fashioned" archival research, Buckley gives us a much more detailed picture of Tarbell's life than has been previously available, and she puts Tarbell into the context of his period perhaps more accurately than any previous writer. Without actually claiming that Tarbell was one of the leading avant-garde American painters of the day, Buckley deftly leads readers to make that very conclusion themselves. Beautifully designed in square quarto format, with 50 color plates and 68 black-and-white illustrations; excellent endnotes and bibliography. Highly recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through faculty. M. W. Sullivan Villanova University