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Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones: The Artist Who Lived Twice

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Christened by New York art critics as its "find of the year" in 1908, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones (1885-1968), still in her teens, sold her American impressionism-style paintings for a small fortune and won international honors. And then, she disappeared.
Thirty years after her breakdown, American Artist magazine would call her "a phenomenon in the world of paint," painter Ma
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Hardcover, 228 pages
Published July 29th 2010 by Outskirts Press (first published July 27th 2010)
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Not really an interesting enough artist to warrant a book-would have worked better as a New Yorker article.
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After inadvertently rescuing the artist’s scrapbooks from an incinerator, Barbara Lehman Smith first wrote about Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones for Pennsylvania Heritage magazine in 1995. As a feature writer who specializes in health, history, and the arts, she continued on to other projects but kept coming back to the Sparhawk-Jones story. “It seemed every few weeks I learned new information from range ...more
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