Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach

By: Pollack, Deborah C.

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No Flaws or Blemishes but previous owner's name on top corner of front free endpage. 4to; 11.25 inches tall; 253 pages with index; Lavishly illustrated with historical reproductions and color prints of her paintings. -------- Laura Woodward (1834-1926), born in Mount Hope, Orange County, New York, was one of a handful of women members of the Hudson River and White Mountain Schools. Her paintings invoked great praise from the critics of the day and her bravery cleared the path for women landscape artists to follow. ------------- Woodward came to Florida in the 1880s and from ca.1888-1896 became one of the most extensively traveled artists in the state. She braved the alligator, panther and bear-infused jungles to depict Florida's natural beauty in colorful watercolors and oils. ----------- Woodward was the pioneer artist of Palm Beach, one of the first professional women artists to paint in the Everglades and Miami, and the inspiration to Henry Morrison Flagler in his development of the most magnificent resort in the world. ------- Brought up in the Victorian tradition of modesty, she remained publicly silent about her accomplishments and it is only now that the breadth of her importance is finally known. [From the flyleaf]

Title: Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach

Author Name: Pollack, Deborah C.

Categories: FLORIDA & the CARIBBEAN,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: USA, Blue Heron Press with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County: 2009

ISBN Number: 0977839915

ISBN Number 13: 9780977839919

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010488