by Michele Corriel
"In stark contrast to stereotypical romanticized depictions of the West, a twentieth-century postwar avant-garde art movement, Montana modernism, relied on authentic landscapes and experiences. Ranchers, teachers, and professors, their ideas and work flourished, expanding traditional definitions of western art. The first book solely devoted to the topic, Montana Modernists presents their stunning artwork within the context of place, teaching and artistic lineage, and community.
'This book is singular, a milestone. It illuminates a precinct of western American art history that has been neglected by scholars up until now.'—Gordon McConnell, artist, writer, and Montana Governor’s Arts Award recipient
Illustrations / notes / bibliography / index / 10″ x 8″ / 208 pages (2022)"