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Fritz Bultman: Collages

Fritz Bultman, a New Orleans-born artist who studied in Munich, Germany as a teenager, became a student and fellow Abstract Expressionist of Hans Hofmann in the 1940s. He was also one of the 18 Advanced Artists who boycotted the 1950 exhibition "American Painting Today" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The "Irascible 18," as the artists were dubbed, protested the conservative nature of the selection process for the show in a letter published by the New York Times. When the Irascibles were pictured in Life magazine in 1950, Bultman was in Italy studying bronze casting techniques, so he missed the photography session. The artist has never really been given the same credit as such contemporaries as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko or his mentor, Hans Hofmann. The publication highlights Bultman's collages, which were influenced by Henri Matisse's cut-paper technique.

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 1997-January 18, 1998
Essays by Evan Firestone; Donald Windham
80 p.; Illustrated (includes 29 color plates); Essays: 2; Published: 1997; $25.00
ISBN 0-915977-33-8
This catalogue is available for loan from the Louis T. Griffith Teacher Resource Center

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Martha Odum: Watercolors

This retrospective exhibition of 40 watercolors by the late Martha Odum reflected her travels around the United States and the world. The artist painted colorful coastal scenes of Georgia, California, Oregon, Maine, Portugal and northern France, as well as desert and mountain landscapes of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Odum, a native of Chicago, was an active member in the Athens art community for over 50 years while her husband taught ecology at the University of Georgia. The publication includes a biographical essay on the artist and catalogue essays discussing her paintings.

Exhibition dates: January 25-March 23, 1997
Essays by Betty Jean Craige; Jennifer DePrima; Edward Lambert; Eugene Odum
80 p.; Illustrated (includes 66 color plates); Essays: 4; Published: 1997; $20.00
ISBN: 0-915977-32-x

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Crosscurrents in American Impressionism at the Turn of the Century

This book is the second in a series on issues in the history of art. It was published in conjunction with a symposium that accompanied the exhibition "American Impressionism in Georgia Collections." American Impressionism became a national style at the turn of the century, prior to World War I. The movement reflected the diversity in other arts at that time and represented the longing for stability in a country full of chaos. The book features five scholarly essays discussing the cultural and social context of the American Impressionist movement.

 

General Editor: William U. Eiland
Essays by Janice Simon; Nancy Mathews; Sarah Burns; Kathleen Pyne; Charles C. Eldredge
119 p.; Illustrated; Essays: 5; Published: 1996; $19.95
ISBN: 0-915977-16-8

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Albert Christ-Janer

Albert Christ-Janer, a highly regarded educator and art historian, as well as a painter and printmaker, served as the first Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Art at the University of Georgia in 1970 after a distinguished career in New York and elsewhere in the nation. The publication includes several essays detailing Christ-Janer's career (in particular, his time at Tamarind and the University of Georgia); a selective chronology of the artist's life; a description of Christ-Janer's innovative plans for a national arts center; a list of public collections and exhibitions of the artist's work; and a catalogue of the paintings and prints featured in the exhibition.

 

Exhibition dates: February 22-March 28, 1976
General Editor: Ethel Moore
Essays by Paul Weaver; Gibson Danes; Edmund Burke Feldman; Clinton Adams; Lamar Dodd; Virginia Christ-Janer
120 p.; Illustrated (includes 15 color plates); Essays: 6; Published: 1976; $7.50
This catalogue is available for loan from the Louis T. Griffith Teacher Resource Center.

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Before 1948: American Paintings in Georgia Collections

This beautifully illustrated catalogue was released in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, commemorating the Georgia Museum of Art's 50th anniversary. The works featured in the exhibition and catalogue represent the full range of American painting genres up until 1948, the year of the museum's founding. The catalogue features such artists as George Cooke, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, John Sloan, Lee Krasner and many more. Novelist Terry Kay has contributed an introduction to the book, which also includes an essay by curator Donald Keyes and catalogue entries.

 

General Editor: Donald D. Keyes
Essays by Terry Kay, Heidi Domesick
123 p.; Illustrated (color); Essays: 1, plus catalogue entries; Published: 1999; $40.00
ISBN 0-915977-36-2