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Western Art of the Twenty-first Century: Cowboys

E. Ashley Rooney, Foreword by Seth Hopkins

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The first in a two-volume survey, readers are invited to re-examine the history of the West and its art through a multi-faceted contemporary lens. More than 40 artists are included who reflect the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of a field steeped in history. While some follow the traditions established by Remington and Russell, others seek to break from tradition, busting myths and bringing new insights and artistic styles to the genre. They come from both sides of the Mississippi and have pedigrees that range from bona fide cowboy or Native American credentials to careers in commercial illustration. The unifying theme is a common concern for and commitment to their art and the West itself. In this volume, contemporary artists are featured whose work revolves around the American Cowboy. Within these pages, many different artists, some of whom have been cowboys themselves, exhibit their rendition of the wonderful world of the West.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 193 color images | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356193

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As co-authors, Seth Hopkins and Ashley Rooney balance each other and offer different experiences and perspectives. Seth Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, a position he has held since 2000. Under his guidance, the Booth Museum grew from an initial vision of a 30,000 square regional art center to a world class, 120,000 square foot Smithsonian Affiliated museum. The Booth is now the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. Ashley is the author of over 55 books for Schiffer Publishing, specializing in contemporary art and architecture.