Jane & Will Curtis, Frank Lieberman

Monhegan, the artists' island

Down East Books

Camden (Maine), 1995

bibliothèque insulaire

 
peintres des îles
N.E. of America
Monhegan, the artists' island / Jane and Will Curtis and Frank Lieberman ; foreword by Carl Little. - Camden (Maine) : Down East books, 1995. - 191 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
ISBN 0-8927-2347-5

DESCRIPTION : A spectacular scrap of land set in a surging sea, Monhegan Island has inspired generations of U.S. artists. Some of the nation's greatest painters have made the pilgrimage to this rocky outpost 10 miles off the coast of Maine. Realists, impressionists, and abstract artists have all been equally captivated by the island's dramatic headlands, its tranquil wooded interior, and its people — whose lives are defined by the powerful ocean around them.

Fully illuminating this rich and diverse artistic tradition, more than a century of American landscape painting is presented in Monhegan : The Artists' Island. The book is divided into sections that reflect the island's own enduring aesthetic elements, and the juxtaposition of styles from the Hudson River School to American Impressionism and American Modernism makes it clear that while styles have changed, the artistic fascination of this charmed spot has endured.

Reproductions from 151 artists accompany the text, which explores the history of this timelessly beautiful island and of the men and women who came to paint it in unprecedented detail. Some of the artists are relatively unknown, others are due for rediscovery, and the work of many is respected worldwide, including that of Rockwell Kent, George Bellows, Edward Hopper, the Wyeths, and Robert Henri.

Together with book designer Frank Lieberman, Jane and Will Curtis have produced nine books on a variety of subjects. They are engaged in conservation efforts, writing, and radio and television programming. Will Curtis's commentaries, « The Nature of Thins, » are heard on National Public Radio stations. When they have time, they enjoy their house on Monhegan Island, Maine.
COMPLÉMENT BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE
  • Alta Ashley, « Hark to the bell buoys' song : letters from Monhegan island, 1976 to 1985 », Monhegan (Maine) : Grey gull publications, 1990
  • Jan Bailey, « Heart of the other : island poems », Greenville (South Carolina) : Fish press, 1998
  • Clara Burton, « Monhegan memories », Westford (Mass.) : Impatiens press, 1999
  • Julia Dean, « A year on Monhegan island », New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1995
  • Eric Hudson (et al.), « An eye for the coast : the maritime and Monhegan photographs of Eric Hudson », Gardiner (Maine) : Tilbury house publishers, 1998
  • Charles Francis Jenney, « The fortunate island of Monhegan », Worcester (Mass.) : The Davis press, 1922
  • John Kleinhans, « An image of Monhegan », West Hurley (N.Y.) : Precipice publications, 1997, 2000
  • Carl Little, « The art of Monhegan Island », Camden (Maine) : Down East books, 2004
  • Richard H. Malone, « Rediscovering S. P. Rolt Triscott : a Monhegan Island artist and photographer », Gardiner (Maine) : Tilbury house publishers ; Monhegan (Maine) : Monhegan museum, 2002
  • Charles B. McLane, « Islands of the mid-Maine coast (vol. 3) Muscongus bay to Monhegan », Gardiner (Maine) : Tilbury house publishers, 1993
  • Marjorie Mir (ed.), « Poet's cove, an anthologie : Monhegan in poetry, 2000-2002 », Monhegan (Maine) : New Monhegan press, 2003
  • Ida Sedgwick Proper, « Monhegan, the cradle of New England », Portland (Maine) : The Southworth press, 1930
  • Richard Russo, « Le phare de Monhegan, et autres nouvelles » trad. par Jean-Luc Piningre, Paris : Quai Voltaire, 2004
  • [Spanierman gallery], « Abraham J. Bogdanove (1886-1946) : Monhegan summers », New York, 2001
  • Charles Levi Woodbury, « Pemaquid and Monhegan », Hyde Park (Mass.) : Hyde Park historical society, 1892

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