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Wilson Irvine and the Poetry of Light

Wilson Henry Irvine and the Poetry of Light
By Harold Spencer
Softcover: 84 pages
Publisher: Lyme Historical Society (1998)
ISBN-10: 1-8808-9718-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-8808-9718-8
Product Size: 0.2 x 10 x 8.5 inches

Although Irvine is chiefly remembered as a member of the Lyme Art Colony, much less understood is his prominent role in Chicago art circles prior to his move to Connecticut towards the end of World War I. The research accompanying Wilson Henry Irvine and the Poetry of Light clarifies the contributions of those early years and examines the life and art of Wilson Henry Irvine in the broader context of both regions.

Relying on the artist’s diaries, sketchbooks, family correspondence, vital records, archival sources, and periodicals, together with the study of several hundred Irvine paintings, Harold Spencer has done a masterful job piecing together the strands of Irvine’s life and drawing attention to the artist’s considerable talents. This catalogue contains Spencer’s scholarly reexamination of Irvine’s work, 21 color plates, and 30 black and white illustrations.