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This beautiful and engaging book provides a stunning visual tour of the vibrant world of Boston arts. It is a testament to the creativity and nobility of the human spirit manifest in the work of artists who channel their creative energies into works that provide insight and bring joy, beauty, and light to our hearts and minds. This survey of 100 artists, including over 460 illuminating color photos, features works ranging from large-scaled installations to hand-carved figures and from holographic images to carefully choreographed moving sculptures. The text includes an introductory essay from art critic Debbie Hagan and brief statements from each of the artists about their work. These statements provide important insights and explanations concerning the artwork. The pieces and the artists who created them are as rich and varied as the unique history of Boston art. This is a valuable and enriching resource for all art enthusiasts.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 463 color photos | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764344039 | Binding: hard cover
Born in Zahlé, Lebanon, Chawky Frenn moved to the United States in 1981. He graduated with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1985 and earned his MFA from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University in 1988. Frenn has taught at Bridgewater State College, Monsterrat College of Art, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and is currently an associate professor of art at George Mason University. His is also the author of 100 Boston Painters, published by Schiffer Publishing.Frenn’s work—noted for its attention to the human figure and its spiritual, questioning quality—has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad in France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, and Paraguay.Frenn’s various honors include the Blanche E. Colman Award from Mellon Trust in Boston in 1998 and the Teaching Excellence Award from George Mason University in 2009.