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The final volume of Anne Truitt's trilogy reflects on life, art, and the challenges and blessings of old age. In "Prospect", Truitt looks at the far end of her life's arc and feels the urgent need to reevaluate her talents as a sculptor. Meanwhile, a forced retirement from her teaching position leads her to examine her own vulnerability National ads & publicity.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Penguin Books (first published 1996)
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It is not often that one finds an artist that is so articulate about their work or their own story. Anne Truitt succeeds on both accounts. This is a section of her journal, ostensibly covering the years of 1991 (the year of her 30-year retrospective at the Andre Emmerich Gallery) and 1992 (her 50 year reunion at Bryn Mawr College); but it runs farther afield than that. Both a meditation on her life as she enters her 70s, and a reflection on her art, this work is filled with thoughtful, concise,...more
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Reading such an insightful journal by an artist has been truly amazing reading for me! It's like I am reading about myself.
Not yet halfway through, but absolutely loving this memoir of an artist reflecting on the stages of her life's work.
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Anne Truitt (March 16, 1921 – December 23, 2004), born Anne Dean, was a major American artist of the mid-20th century.

She married James Truitt in 1948 (they divorced in 1969), and she became a full-time artist in the 1950s. A protégée of art critic Clement Greenberg in her youth, she worked within an extremely limited set of variables throughout her five-decade career. She made what is considered...more
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