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Traveling the Rainbow: The Life and Art of Joseph E. Yoakum
The first full-length celebration of an African American and Native American self-taught master's landscapes and travels In The New York Times, Wendy Steiner named Joseph E. Yoakum (1890-1972) one of the six masters among American outsider artists. John Perreault wrote in The Village Voice, "The discovery of an authentic 'naive' artist such as Yoakum does not happen very o ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 7th 2000 by University Press of Mississippi
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Mar 28, 2011 Mel rated it liked it
The artist is very interesting and I do like his art. The book I feel tried a little too hard and over analyzed his art a little too much. The author tried to say his art had all these purposeful subliminal messages and pictures in them and meant all these different things. I just don't think so. This is worth picking up though to see a local Chicago self taught artist who's work heavily influenced artists in the Chicago Imagist movement. One of whom (Jim Nutt) has a show up right now at the MCA ...more