Crayonstone: The Life and Work of Bolton Brown with a Catalogue of His Lithographs
"Brown's finest lithographs reveal great subtlety and feeling; their simple directness and poised beauty call to mind Winslow Homer or Whistler. Known primarily as the printer of George Bellows's lithographs, Brown (1864-1936) was also a great printmaker and a fascinating painter in his own right. His oils betray influences ranging from the Impressionists and Fauves to the Hudson River School. In this excellent, sensitive, richly illustrated biography, Adams, former director of the Tamarind Institute, views Brown as an adventurous spirit who founded a utopian art colony in Woodstock, N.Y.; climbed the Sierra Nevada mountains; taught at Stanford University; and exhibited in the New York Armory Show in 1913--but died in poverty and obscurity. Brown's solitary, frustrating life stands in stark contrast to his glorious prints"--Amazon webpage.
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Alf Evers Alma Armory Show Art Gallery art school August BB to ECE BB to EWB BB to LFB BB to MCB BB to NMcC BB's Bellows's Bklyn Bluffton BMFA Bolton Brown Boyhood Memories Brown wrote Bryn Mawr College Burdett Byrdcliffe California Catskills Chicago Coit Brown color Cornell crayon December drawing on stone Eggers Elliott etching EWB and MCB George Bellows Glen Hervey White Ibid impressions January John Taylor Arms July June Landscape later letter lithographs Lithographs by Bolton London March Marian Millicent Sewell Coleman Moonlight Bathers mountains Naomi McCracken Nellie November nude number unclear NYPL October painter paintings Pennell photographs Pratt Institute Press Printed in sanguine Restatement of number September Shed Religion Sierra Club summer Syracuse University Tonalism Tonalist trees University Art Whitehead Woods Woodstock write York Zena