As Essential as Dreams : Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither Hardback
This stunning book examines the collection of works by self-taught artists assembled by Stephanie and John Smither over the last thirty-odd years.
A team of prominent curators, writers, critics, and art historians focuses on key works by twelve artists, including the boisterous assemblages of Thornton Dial; brightly colored visual interpretations of the Bible by Sister Gertrude Morgan; Oscar Hadwiger's detailed wood models of fantastical architecture; and Carlo Zinelli's narrative tableaus of stylized figures and animals.
Also featured are works by the ceramicist Georgia Blizzard; drawings by Hiroyuki Doi, Solange Knopf, Martin Ramirez, and Dominico Zindato; paintings by Jon Serl and Johnnie Swearingen; and carved wood sculptures by Charlie Willeto.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 112 pages, 114 color illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 02/09/2016
- Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
- ISBN: 9780300218411