The Art and Life of Atlanta Artist Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History

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Nationally renowned Georgia artist and historian Wilbur G. Kurtz launched his career by founding the Pen and Brush Club of Atlanta in 1913. The transplanted Yankee quickly became a premier authority on Old South Atlanta--Margaret Mitchell personally selected Kurtz as technical advisor and artistic director for "Gone with the Wind." A co-founder of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Kurtz supervised the placement of more than four hundred historical markers in northeast Georgia documenting various stages of the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Decades after his passing in 1967 at the age of eighty-five, Kurtz's legacy lives on through his murals and historic paintings on display in public buildings and private art collections throughout Atlanta and the South. Join author David O'Connell as he recounts the fascinating life and vibrant works of Georgia's preeminent artist-historian.
ISBN: 9781626193024
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Images: 66
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David O'Connell served in the US Army in Vietnam, received the Bronze Star, and then completed his PhD at Princeton in 1966. He is currently professor emeritus at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he has taught since 1988. O'Connell has also written about Margaret Mitchell.
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