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Pitmen Painters: The Ashington Group 1934 1984

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Featuring the paintings of the Ashington Group--a group of miners from an isolated village in Northumberland in England who took an art appreciation class in the 1930s--this revealing history chronicles how the miners came to take up brushes and chisels to learn something of how art is made. It documents their growing fame, their discovery by documentary photographers and ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 18th 2008 by Ashington Group Trustees (first published January 1st 1988)
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Hilary
Apr 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent study of a fascinating phenomenon. The Ashington Group of painters, from a Northumberland mining community, attracted the interest of the art world in the 19030s when it was set up, and still has something to say to us today about how life and art can interact.

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Carolin
Aug 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Would have been even better with more pictures but good account of the group's story.
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