December 17, 2017 3:30 am

THE HOUSE AT RIVERTON – Novel by Kate Morton

Gothic elements with mystery elements Her novels have been published in 31 states. She is very attracted to contemporary novels combining Gothic elements with mystery elements. Born in Queensland (South Australia) in 1976, KATE MORTON is an bestselling Australian writer of novels (A Faraway Madness, The Garden of Secrets). Her familly moved many times until they settled on Tamborine Mountain, ...

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ALL THINGS CONSPIRE – Judith Wright

The poet of Mount Tamborine She was the second Australian woman, who received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Her first book of poetry “The Moving Image” was published in 1946. JUDITH WRIGHT was born in Armidale (New South Wales), spent her youth in Brisbane and Sydney, becoming extremely interested in Aboriginal reality. She has written numerous poems and letters ...

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PERCY TREZISE (1923/2005), AUSTRALIAN PAINTER

One man’s passion for Rock Art PERCY TREZISE 1/3 – He was a painter and writer, historian and documenter of Aboriginal rock art. He was born in Tallangatta (Victoria) in 1923 and is associated with Far North Queensland and the rock art galleries of the Cape York Peninsula. He attended a bush school and his interest in Aboriginal people began, ...

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DONALD FRIEND (1915/1989), AUSTRALIAN PAINTER – The Duke of Bali

Driven by the feeling of the insufficiency of life DONALD FRIEND 1/3 – Born in Sydney in 1915, he was a mid 20th century painter, cartoonist and author. His diaries (he kept from the age of 13), show his determination to become an artist. At the age 17 he lived for some time with North Queensland family, beginning a series ...

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ROUTES OF ART – The West American Creative Men

From the Atlantic coast to the American Old West Our art itinerary begins in Florida, where painter DAVID YORKE enjoyed expressing himself through design and craftsmanship. He studied Advertising Graphics at the University of Florida, but his interest in the American West started shortly after graduation, during a trip across several Southwestern states. To buy one of his paintings, you ...

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AMERICAN COWBOY SONGS

Old ballads sung along the way Musically directly related to the old English, Scottish and Irish folk ballads, Western music celebrates the life of the cowboy on the prairies of Western North America. Western music is a form of country music, composed by and about the people, who settled and worked throughout the Western United States. For the vast majority ...

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WINTER IN THE BLOOD – Novel by James Welch

“The country had created a distance as deep as it was empty, and the people accepted and treated each other with distance.” He has described himself as both: an “Indian writer” and “an Indian, who writes.” James Welch was born in Browning (Montana). His father, rancher was a member of Blackfeet tribe and his mother from a Gros-Ventre tribe. He ...

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THROUGH POETRY – Charles Badger Clark

The imagery of American West He was born on January 1, 1883 in Albia (Iowa). His family moved to Dakota Territory, where his father served as a Methodist. There were interesting citizens, many made contributions to the state’s cultural growth. South Dakota is one of those western states, which were overrun by gold-hungry whites. Since no whites occupied the Black ...

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KIM FUJIWARA (1957), AMERICAN PAINTER

Art as lifetime process of learning and passion KIM FUJIWARA 1/3 – His first portrait commission came from a customer, who saw his portraits, asking him to do one of him and his wife (from a not-so-good photograph). His influences were Marvel comic books, Monster movies, psychedelic rock posters, Creepy and Mad magazines. He was born and raised on the ...

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FRED FELLOWS (1934), AMERICAN PAINTER

When art goes beyond contemporary scenes FRED FELLOWS 1/3 – He has won gold and silver medals in all media: painting, sculpture, watercolor and drawing. He has an active imagination and a God given talent for drawing. His grandfather was a civil industrial engineer in Ponca City. Born in Ponca City (Oklahoma), he lived his early years to the 101 ...

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DAVID YORKE (1949), AMERICAN PAINTER

When figurative painting comes from photographs DAVID YORKE 1/3 – He lives in Florida. At a very young age he enjoyed expressing himself through design and craftsmanship. Following his brother’s career, he studied Advertising at the University of Florida, graduating in Advertising. His interest in the American West began shortly after graduation on a journey through several states of the ...

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ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830/1902), AMERICAN PAINTER

Importance of subjects and mastery of pictorial technique ALBERT BIERSTADT 1/3 – He had been one of the first painters, who have artificially captured the greatness of the American West. In making his paintings he was inspired by photographs and artefacts collected during his travels. He was an US painter, born in Germany in 1830 and singer of the American ...

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WINSLOW HOMER (1836/1910), AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

A spontaneous style, which creates the idea of immediate naturalness WINSLOW HOMER 1/3 – He was interested in painting man in difficult situations, in contact with nature, marine landscapes, fishermen and their families. He began painting as a self-taught artist, but since 1857 he began collaborating as an illustrator in several newspapers. Born in Boston in 1836, he became a ...

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MARY CASSATT (1844/1926), AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

Deep tenderness for her favorite subjects – children and women with children in ordinary scenes MARY CASSATT 1/3 – She was born in Allegheny (Pennsylvania) in 1844 to wealthy family of great culture. She had not focused her attention on landscapes, but on women in their family environment. She, one of the first women who decided to paint, challenging the ...

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