How the West Was Drawn: Women's Art

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Celebrating the contributions of women to the art of the American West! Women have long captured the spirit of America's dynamic West in their artwork. From Georgia O'Keeffe's stunning works to Alice Cleaver's haunting oil paintings, from Jessie Benton Evans's Arizona landscapes to Sally James Farnham's bronzes, this collection represents an important testament to women's art featuring the rugged spirit of the West. Stimulating questions and fascinating biographical details will encourage conversation and understanding about each artist's work.
ISBN: 9781455618781
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Texas
Series: How the West Was Drawn
Images: 14
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 11 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Passionate about writing, teaching, and art, Linda L. Osmundson has contributed to these endeavors all her life. Her articles appear in regional and national publications for teachers, parents, travelers, Seniors, and children, such as Family Circle, Arts and Activities, and nine Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Osmundson writes consistently for a local newspaper. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Northern Colorado Writers, and Colorado Authors' League. Osmundson served as a docent at a number of museums and galleries, including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Hearst Gallery, Loveland Museum/Gallery, and the Denver Art Museum, where she received the Teacher of the Year Award. She presented at the 1991 National Docent Symposium. As a longtime art enthusiast, Osmundson appreciates many genres and artists. She studied and collected prints of the nineteenth-century Western painter Charles Russell for more than three decades. Osmundson graduated from East Texas State College with a degree in elementary education and a minor in English. She completed courses at the Institute of Children's Literature. As a teacher, she taught kindergarten through eighth grade and adult continuing education. She taught lay people in her church how to teach and museums docents how to give interactive tours. Now she gives school programs on art appreciation and her books. Osmundson lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, Bob. Her three sons presented her with seven grandchildren including two sets of twins. Discover more about Linda L. Osmundson at her website
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