Two Lives, One Passion: The Life and Work of William Jurian Kaula and Lee Lufkin Kaula
We begin our examination of the life and work of artist William Jurian Kaula and his wife and fellow painter, Lee Lufkin, when they meet in Europe during Academic study in the 1890s. In the first half of the twentieth century, they married, lived, and worked in the vibrant atmosphere of the city of Boston. Over the next forty years the couple traveled, collected antiques, cultivated elaborate terraced gardens in New Hampshire, and most importantly painted together sharing a kinesthetic relationship based in their mutual respect for one another and a shared love of art. What is truly remarkable is that their lives reflect the context of typical American conventions of culture and society. What is special about this couple was their ability to conduct their lives with a deep affection for one another while encouraging their respective artistic talents. Both artists specialized in their craft and subject but were united in their quest to commit themselves to their work. Through text, paintings, photographs, sketches, and journal entries, this book explores the veracity of the lives of two prolific painters who shared an appreciation for the world as exhibited in their works of art.
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