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ISBN:0938491032
Author: Nancy Boas
ISBN13: 978-0938491033
Title: The Society of Six : California colorists
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Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 1991)
Pages: 224

The Society of Six : California colorists by Nancy Boas



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. â–¾LibraryThing 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.

Looks at the fifteen-year association of six California painters, discusses their approach to art and artistic influences, and includes brief profiles of each artist
Reviews: 7
Shan
If you like lots of bright, spontaneous color in your paintings this is the book for you. I learned an appreciation for this group via The Group of Seven. But the Society of Six is brighter and looser-more like high chroma Fauves. Normally I like a book with lots of large illustrations, and this book has many, but it isn't as important with most of the paintings. Although the Six used bright color they painted thinner and the paintings reproduce well at any size. Some of my favorite paintings were a few of the small illustrations by August Gay.

Unlike many art books the text was readable and I found the stories and histories generally interesting. The chapters are logically divided. I found the history of how the painters coped with the depression especially interesting. I am glad these painters are represented in a large book of this quality.
Cargahibe
Ms. 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. In addition, the book contains many black and white images of the artists working and hanging out.

I'd say roughly half of the book is on Selden Gile and why not? He was likely the most prolific and arguably the best of the group. Ms. Boas describes how the group got together and how they were influenced by European artists, a few California painters as well as Bellows and others. One gets some idea of the personality (even drinking habits!) of each of "the six" as well as their camaraderie, working methods, palettes and materials. On page 97, there is a reprint of the group's manifesto (primarily Clapp's handiwork). It may be the best description of "what makes a painting good" that I have ever come across. In addition, the book is littered with quotes and excerpts from letters. One thing I particularly enjoyed were the many quotes by Diebenkorn and Thiebaud describing the Society's work. I highly recommend this book.
Whiteflame
Great history about painting in CA. Wonderful pictures. I really enjoyed it.
Nern
Great art. Great history. An extremely well presented review of an exciting era in American art. It is rare to have an art book deliver so well on both levels. Sometimes this group of painters was referred to as "Joyists". A good description of their love of the California landscape and its portrayal. This book is a great gift from Nancy Boas.
Kieel
Great quality pictures. I love its format as well. If you are looking for a good colorists book reference, this one might be your choice.
Siatanni
For anyone interested in CA plein aire, this is the go to book. Beautiful illustrations and backgrounds on these ground breaking painters.
watching to future
Great copy of an important volume on creative California painters. The plates are inspirational especially the work of August Gay, a personal favorite.
Color is not totally accurate