RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 182963883 LA English T1 In contemporary rhythm : the art of Ernest L. Blumenschein A1 Hassrick, Peter H., Cunningham, Elizabeth J.,, Blumenschein, E. L., Albuquerque Museum., Denver Art Museum., Phoenix Art Museum., Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West., PB University of Oklahoma Press PP Norman YR 2008 SN 9780806139371 0806139374 9780806139487 080613948X AB "The text by Peter H. Hassrick and Elizabeth J. Cunningham draws on Blumenschein's papers as well as other archival sources to explore in depth the dimensions of his multifaceted life and his place in American history and culture. They examine his sixty-four-year artistic career, first as an illustrator and then a painter, revealing how his technique evolved and how his schooling and the artistic movements of his time informed his work. The authors demonstrate how Blumenschein's musical training profoundly influenced his painting, and they address issues overlooked in previous studies, such as Blumenschein's pivotal role in helping to preserve American Indian culture. Additional contributions by noted art historians focus on particular paintings, such as Superstition (1921) and Jury of the Trial of a Sheepherder for Murder (1936), and particular aspects of the artist's work, including modernism and his promotion of American Indian rights." "In Contemporary Rhythm shows that, far from simply a western painter, Blumenschein is a major figure in twentieth-century American art, bridging traditionalism and modernism. As the only book of its kind available on this influential artist, it is a major contribution to American art history. It is also a visual feast."--Jacket.