Lefevre James Cranstone: His Life and Art

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Brandylane Publishers Inc, 2004 - Art - 156 pages
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Few people have had the pleasure of viewing the works of 19th century British artist Lefevre James Cranstone, who thus remains overlooked and unappreciated. By telling the story of the artist's life and work, author Donald Smith helps the reader appreciate this gifted artist. The book's 143 color plates illustrate how the artist documents the cities, rural landscapes, and people of his time through his versatility with diverse media and a superb use of detail. The book focuses primarily on the artist's trip to America between 1859 and 1860, which resulted in almost 300 detailed sketches of antebellum America, including works that illustrated the cruelty of the slave trade. The volume concludes with a description of the artist's life and career in England and in Australia.

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His Life and Career in England
Australia 18831893

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About the author (2004)

Don Smith's passion for research began at an early job at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. This interest was nurtured at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he graduated Cum Laude with his B.S. and during his graduate studies at Cornell University where he earned his M.S. Following a career monitoring high tech issues for the State and Defense Departments, he settled in Williamsburg, Virginia, an area rich in history.

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