The Society of Six is the first study to compare the works in the PPIE with the famous Armory Show of 1913 and to describe how paintings in the PPIE influenced the birth of modernism in Northern California. While the Six artists were considered outsiders in their time, their work is now recognized as part of the vital and enduring lineage of American art. Depression hardship ended their ascendancy, but their painterliness, use of color, and deep alliance with the land and the light became a beacon for postwar Northern California modern painters such as Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud
Boas has put together an exceptional book on the Society of Six Painters. It is generously illustrated with carefully chosen examples, most in full color. Close ups, with full bleeds, lead each chapter and will take your breath away. A good description of their love of the California landscape and its portrayal. This book is a great gift from Nancy Boas. One person found this helpful.
Publication, Distribution, et. Berkeley. University of California Press, (c)1998. Physical Description: 224 p. : ill (chiefly co. ;, 32 cm. Bibliography, etc. Note: "Exhibition history": p. 210-18. Corporate Name: Society of Six. Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Six plein-air painters in Oakland, California, joined together in 1917 to form an association that lasted nearly fifteen years. The Society of Six Selden Connor Gile, Maurice Logan, William H. Clapp, August F. Gay, Bernard von Eichman, and Louis Siegriest created a color-centered modernist idiom that shocked establishment tastes but remains the most advanced painting of its era in Northern California. The Society of Six-Selden Connor Gile, Maurice Logan, William H. Gay, Bernard von Eichman, and Louis Siegriest-created a color-centered modernist idiom that shocked establishment tastes but remains the most advanced painting of its era in Northern California. Nancy Boas's well-informed and sumptuously illustrated chronicle recognizes the importance of these six painters in the history of American Post-Impressionism
Society of Six. ▾LibraryThing members' description. When these six artists first banded together in 1917, the San Francisco art establishment found their work raw and undeveloped. According to Nancy Boas, however, these painters represent the first fully evolved reflection of modern art on the West Coast
The Society of Six was a group of artists who painted outdoors, socialized, and exhibited together in and around Oakland, California in the 1910s and 1920s. They included Selden Connor Gile, August Gay, Maurice Logan, Louis Siegriest, Bernard von Eichman, and William Clapp
Borrowing from private collections and the Kern County Library Foundation, Society of Six: California Colorists, strives to further familiarize the accomplishments and the resulting legacy of these artists who collectively came together to celebrate the California landscape.