Robert Gwathmey : the life and art of a passionate observer (Book, 1999) [Alabama State University Library]
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Robert Gwathmey : the life and art of a passionate observer

Author: Michael G Kammen; Robert Gwathmey
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American artist Robert Gwathmey (1903-1988) was a leading member of the Social Realist movement that flourished from the 1930s through the 1950s. Motivated by the belief that asserting social consciousness and protest through art could effect significant positive change, Gwathmey and fellow Social Realists such as Ben Shahn, Philip Evergood, Jacob Lawrence, and Romare Bearden sought to use their art to expose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kammen, Michael G.
Robert Gwathmey.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607165962
Named Person: Robert Gwathmey; Robert Gwathmey; Robert Gwathmey; Robert Gwathmey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Kammen; Robert Gwathmey
ISBN: 080782495X 9780807824955 0807847798 9780807847794
OCLC Number: 40298386
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: From out of the south --
Poll tax country --
Bread and circuses --
Painting of a smile --
City scape --
The observer --
Homo sapiens, late twentieth century --
End of the season.
Other Titles: Life and art of a passionate observer
Responsibility: Michael Kammen.

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As a lifelong activist against injustice, Gwathmey was kept under surveillance by the FBI for nearly 30 years. Using Gwathmey's FBI file, along with interviews and archival records, the author crafts  Read more...
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