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Author Curtis, Cathy (Writer on art), author.

Title Restless ambition : Grace Hartigan, painter / Cathy Curtis.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  759.13 HAR    DUE 12-13-20
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Description x, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-395) and index.
Summary "This first-ever biography of American painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame, her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore, and her constant efforts to reinvent her style and subject matter. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages, a long battle with alcoholism, and a chilly relationship with her only child." -- Publisher's description.
Contents The weekend that changed her life -- Escape artist (1922-1944). Dreaming ; Searching ; Learning -- New York Adventure (1945-1949). Risking ; Connecting ; Coping -- Rising star (1950-1955). Struggling ; Launching ; Succeeding ; Asserting -- Fame (1956-1960). Celebrating ; Swerving -- Beginning again in Baltimore (1961-2008). Drifting ; Teaching ; Unraveling ; Renewing ; Prevailing.
Subject Hartigan, Grace.
Painters -- Biography.
Women painters -- Biography.
ISBN 9780199394500 alkaline paper
0199394504 alkaline paper
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