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Early Works on Paper
One of the leading Northwest artists of his generation, George Tsutakawa (1910–97) is internationally known for his sculpture and fountain designs. However, a lesser-known aspect of his career was the production of blockprints, watercolors, and...
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The Lavender Palette
Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State
The first study of how gay and lesbian artists influenced and established a regional cultural identity in the first half of the twentieth century, this groundbreaking publication chronicles and contextualizes pioneering gay and lesbian artists...
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Invocation of Beauty
The Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami
Invocation of Beauty accompanies the first full-scale exhibition of this important American photographer. Drawing almost exclusively from the family archives, the book includes many images that have been previously unpublished.
Soichi Sunami was born in Okayama,...
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The Life and Photography of Ella E. McBride
Internationally acclaimed fine-art photographer Ella McBride (1862–1965) played an important role in the Northwest’s photography community and was a key figure in the national and international pictorialist photography movements. Despite her many accomplishments, which included...
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The Color Print and Washington State, 1920-1960
Territorial Hues: The Color Print and Washington State, 1920-1960 will consist of prints that display the cultural and stylistic influences used by Washington State artists to produce highly exceptional works that reflect the color, light,...
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An Enduring Legacy
Women Painters of Washington, 1930-2005
One of the state's oldest arts organizations, Women Painters of Washington was founded in 1930 with the aim of overcoming limitations faced by women artists. Over its 75-year history, the group has counted among its...
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Full Light and Perfect Shadow
The Photography of Chao-Chen Yang
This is the first study of the work of Chao-Chen Yang (1909–1969), an important Seattle photographer who gained national prominence in the mid-twentieth century.
Born in Hangzhou, China, Yang received his art training at the...
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A Turbulent Lens
The Photographic Art of Virna Haffer
One of the most innovative Northwest artists of her time, Virna Haffer was an internationally recognized and respected Tacoma photographer who has slipped from both regional and national art history books. In a career spanning...
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The Art of Richard Bennett
Richard Bennett (1899–1971) was a nationally known printmaker, painter, and illustrator, born in Ireland but raised in Washington State. He later divided his time between New York City and Seattle. A leading children’s book author...
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A Fluid Tradition
Northwest Watercolor Society...the First 75 Years
During 2014-2015, Northwest Watercolor Society celebrates its 75th anniversary. The society has attracted many of the most accomplished regional watercolorists as members and exhibitors, and is one of the earliest and most successful continuing arts...
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The Art of Z. Vanessa Helder
Austere Beauty is the first major survey of Vanessa Helder’s life and artistic career. Born in Washington State, Helder (1904–1968) began her artistic training at the University of Washington and then relocated to New York...
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