Gluck: 1895-1978 : Her Biography
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Gluck: 1895-1978 : Her Biography

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Her torrid personal life shocked her prominent and wealthy family, who nonetheless allowed her to live in style and pursue her art. In the 1920s and 30s Gluck's portraits, flower paintings, and landscapes, set in frames she designed and patented, were coveted by the rich and famous. Yet, at the height of her fame she stopped working...until, at nearly 80, she returned to t...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 1st 1989 by Pandora Press (first published 1989)
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This book was interesting but nothing special. I am not sure if it was the author or Gluck herself but I just didn't think the life of the butch lesbian gender bending painter Gluck was very exciting. I understand she was a pioneer in the wearing of men's attire at a time when it was controversial to do so. I also get that she was somewhat of a 20s and 30s high society darling and art talent but I just kept wanting her to be more interesting and she wasn't. Neither was the lackluster writing in...more
Ruby Noise
An insight into the 1920's and 30's life of a lesbian painter and her loves. Androgynous and single minded her work was her passion as were her two main loves. She could be tough to deal with but then, isn't that a prerequisite of creating your art?
Fascinating and left me with a huge crush on the androgynous Gluck and on author Souhami herself.
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Fascinating artist she might be someone I would add to the dinner party of dead famous people I would like to share a meal with.
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