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Manuel Izquierdo

Myth, Nature, and Renewal
Hull, Roger (Book - 2013 )
Manuel Izquierdo
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Manuel Izquierdo (1925-2009) was a major talent and charismatic personality in Oregon's modern art movement in the second half of the twentieth century. This book traces his compelling story of poverty-stricken origins in Madrid, his introduction to woodworking by his cabinet-maker grandfather, his childhood escape from Spain following the Spanish Civil War and emigration from France during World War II, and his life as a sculptor and printmaker in Portland from the 1940s to the twenty-first century. Inspired by mythology, nature, and art ranging from Goya to Surrealism, Izquierdo's work is sometimes somber, often festive, and always fascinating with a combination of tradition, modern art, and a world view informed by his odyssey from war-torn Europe to the Pacific Northwest. Roger Hull is professor emeritus of art history at Willamette University and the senior faculty curator at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
Authors: Hull, Roger
Title: Manuel Izquierdo
myth, nature, and renewal
Publisher: Salem, Oregon :, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University,, [2013]
Characteristics: 135 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Roger Hull
Notes: "This book was published in connection with an exhibition arranged by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University entitled Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal. The dates for the exhibition were January 19 to March 24, 2013, with companion exhibitions entitled Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes and Small Sculptures and Manuel Izquierdo: Works on Paper, presented from November 17, 2012, to February 10, 2013"--Title page verso
Alternate Title: Myth, nature, and renewal
ISBN: 193095767X
9781930957671
Branch Call Number: 709.2 I99h 2013
Distributor: Seattle :, University of Washington Press
Copyright Date: ©2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Other Language: In English
Subject Headings: Izquierdo, Manuel, 1925-2009
LCCN: 2012947127
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An exhibition catalog:This exhibition features over 50 sculptures accompanied by paintings, prints and photographs created during Izquierdo's career and draws from public and private collections throughout the region." - from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art website at Willamette University. Ex... Read More »


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