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Eighth Lively Art: Conversations with Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the West

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As a young artist and musician Wesley Wehr became a friend and often a confidant of many of the painters, poets, and musicians who lived or worked in the Northwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on his journals, Wehr provides an engagingly written, intriguing, and informative series of vignettes of painters Mark Tobey, Pehr Hallsten, Helmi Juvonen, Guy Anderson, and Morri ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by University of Washington Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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This book is a delightful look at the lives of some of the NW creatives that crossed paths with Wesley Wehr who was younger than most of them and soaked up their company.

I stumbled upon the book looking for some more detailed information about painter Pher Hallsted and learned so much from that chapter I decided to digest the rest. It is a remarkable lesser known but important book.

Primarily focused on the 1950s and 1960s it is a delightfully well-written look into the lives of these NW icons t
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