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Kesu : the art and life of Doug Cranmer

Author: Jennifer Kramer; University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntire : Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia ; Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1stView all editions and formats
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Northwest Coast Kwakwaka'wakw art is renowned for its flamboyant, energetic, and colourful carving and painting. Among the best-known practitioners was Doug Cranmer, whose style was understated, elegant, fresh, and unique and whose work quickly found an international following in the 1960s. Named K'esu', or Wealth Being Carved, as a child, he was an early player in the global, commercial art market and one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Biography
Named Person: Doug Cranmer; Doug Cranmer; Doug Cranmer; Doug Cranmer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Kramer; University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology.
ISBN: 9780295991443 0295991445 9781553658597 1553658590
OCLC Number: 740281705
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer, organized by the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and showing from March 16, 2012."
Description: vii, 142 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: K̓esu̕ : "wealth being carved" / by Gloria Cranmer Webster --
The contrarian : "always his own man" / by Jennifer Kramer --
The pragmatist : "better than working for a living" / by Jennifer Kramer and Solen Roth --
The individualist : "nothing to prove to anyone" / by Jennifer Kramer --
The iconoclast : "I always figured it could be done" / by Jennifer Kramer and Solen Roth --
The mentor : "Don't lose the centre line" / by Jennifer Kramer --
Doug Kranmer : "indigenous modern artist"? / by Jennifer Kramer.
Other Titles: Art and life of Doug Cranmer
Responsibility: Jennifer Kramer ; with Gloria Cranmer Webster and Solen Roth.

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Fully illustrated and engagingly written, Kesu' is the first book to honour Kwakwaka'wakw artist Doug Cranmer's groundbreaking work.  Read more...

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