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Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places

Deborah Forman

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Contemporary Cape Cod artists go beyond the landscape for inspiration. They are inspired by people of interest to them; by the dynamic activity of figures; by the calm of a still life; and by the fascination of an interior view, whether home, public place, or their imagination. Deborah Forman interviewed forty-five artists, representing a spectrum of mediums and styles, who shared with her their inspirations and approaches, their personal lives, and their art. There are many intriguing stories. Their connections to art history and its various movements are explored. In this lavishly illustrated volume, the work of painters, sculptors, photographers, and printmakers is presented. Along with the images, fascinating written portraits of the artists give insight into their creative talents and an understanding of their motivations. A picture develops of the importance of art in our society, not only for the artist, but for all of us.

Size: 12" x 9" | 390 color images | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347221

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Deborah Forman is the author of Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony (Schiffer, 2011) and Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (Schiffer, 2013). She has interviewed hundreds of artists for her books and articles in the Cape Cod Times, Cape Cod VIEW magazine, Art New England, Cape Cod Life and Boston Magazine. She was features editor of the Cape Cod Times and editor in chief of Cape Cod VIEW magazine. She wrote the script and conducted interviews for the award-winning film Art in Its Soul: Perspectives of an Art Colony, aired on PBS stations nationwide. She wrote an essay for The Art of Carmen Cicero (Schiffer, 2013), and several essays for The Tides of Provincetown, an exhibition catalogue for a show at the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. She teaches courses and lectures on the Provincetown art colony and artists of the Cape. She has a degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia and has studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. An artist, she had a solo show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in 2013 and she exhibits her mixed-media works at Miller White Fine Arts in South Dennis, Massachusetts. Deborah and her husband, Jerry, live on Cape Cod.