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Burros and paintbrushes : a Mexican adventure

Author: Everett Gee Jackson
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1985.
Series: Wardlaw book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1923 a little train ran from Guadalajara, Mexico, to Chapala, but only twice a week. One of those excursions carried two young Americans, trained at the Art Institute of Chicago, to the small village to paint. Red-tiled roofs on pale pastel houses bordering a great silvery lake greeted the two. In the next four years the lives of the artists--and the bride one lured south from California--pulsated to the beat of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Jackson, Everett Gee, 1900-1995.
Burros and paintbrushes.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)948383447
Named Person: Everett Gee Jackson; Everett Gee Jackson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Everett Gee Jackson
ISBN: 0890962294 9780890962299
OCLC Number: 11316924
Description: xiv, 151 pages, [5] pages of color plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Wardlaw book.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson.
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In 1923 a little train ran from Guadalajara, Mexico, to Chapala, but only twice a week. One of those excursions carried two young Americans, trained at the Art Institute of Chicago, to the small village to paint. Red-tiled roofs on pale pastel houses bordering a great silvery lake greeted the two. In the next four years the lives of the artists--and the bride one lured south from California--pulsated to the beat of a Mexico few Americans knew. This sprightly memoir by one of those young painters captures the tone and spirit of their adventures. Everett Gee Jackson's keen eye and quiet humor provide an intriguing view of the people and places he knew at that time--a time long gone--and of the making of an artist. From the widow's parrot that Senor Martinez taught to curse, to the murals of Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco; from burro rides over winding mountain trails, to paintings of straw-thatched huts rising on stilts out of a lake; from breakfasts in small native restaurants, to learning to see colors without names and buildings that defy the need to be balanced and static, Jackson adroitly weaves together the details of physical, cultural and artist's-eye landscapes. The graceful sketches and lush paintings reproduced in the book embody both the scenes of Mexico he describes and the sensibilities of the artist.

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