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The Resource Burros and paintbrushes : a Mexican adventure, written and illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson

Burros and paintbrushes : a Mexican adventure, written and illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson

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Burros and paintbrushes : a Mexican adventure
Title
Burros and paintbrushes
Title remainder
a Mexican adventure
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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{u2014}and the bride one lured south from California{u2014}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{u2019}s keen eye and quiet humor provide an intriguing view of the people and places he knew at that time{u2014}a time long gone{u2014}and of the making of an artist. From the widow{u2019}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{u2019}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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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972.08/23/0924
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1234
LC item number
.J26 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Wardlaw book
Label
Burros and paintbrushes : a Mexican adventure, written and illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
11316924
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 151 p., [5] p. of plates
Isbn
9780890962299
Lccn
84040558 //r86
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Burros and paintbrushes : a Mexican adventure, written and illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson
Publication
Control code
11316924
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 151 p., [5] p. of plates
Isbn
9780890962299
Lccn
84040558 //r86
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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