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The Resource Alive still : Nell Blaine, American painter, Cathy Curtis

Alive still : Nell Blaine, American painter, Cathy Curtis

Label
Alive still : Nell Blaine, American painter
Title
Alive still
Title remainder
Nell Blaine, American painter
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Curtis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the women artists who came to prominence in the postwar era in New York, painter Nell Blaine had a uniquely hard-won career. In her mid-thirties, her horizons seemed limitless. Her shows received glowing reviews, ARTnews honored her with a lengthy feature article, and one of her paintings hung in the Whitney Museum. Then, on a trip to Greece, Blaine developed polio, rendering her a paraplegic. Angry at being told she would never paint again, she taught herself to hold a brush with her left hand and regained her skill. In Alive Still, author Cathy Curtis tells the story of Blaine's life and career for the first time by investigating the ways her experience of illness colored her personality and the evolving nature of her work, the importance of her Southern roots, and the influence of her bisexuality (and, in the latter part of her life, long term lesbian relationships) on her understanding of the world. 'Alive Still' draws upon Blaine's unpublished diaries; her published writing; career-spanning interviews and reviews; and correspondence to and from family members, lovers, and the artists, poets, publishers, rescuers in Greece, and neighbors she knew. In addition, Curtis has conducted interviews with surviving artists and other individuals in Blaine's circle, including two of her longtime lovers. Featuring illustrations of Blaine's work and snapshots of family and friends, 'Alive Still' is a compelling narrative of a leading, productive, and passionate woman artist who overcame the setbacks of disability
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Cathy
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.B597
LC item number
C87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blaine, Nell
  • Blaine, Nell
  • Painters
  • Women painters
  • Painters
  • Women painters
  • United States
Label
Alive still : Nell Blaine, American painter, Cathy Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
291 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190908812
Lccn
2018031464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustratons (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w012867
System control number
(OCoLC)1048057931
Label
Alive still : Nell Blaine, American painter, Cathy Curtis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
291 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190908812
Lccn
2018031464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustratons (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w012867
System control number
(OCoLC)1048057931

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