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Author King, Maxwell, 1945- author.

Title American Workman The Life and Art of John Kane / Maxwell King & Louise Lippincott
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2022]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Summary "American Workman presents a comprehensive, novel reassessment of the life and work of one of America's most influential self-taught artists, John Kane. With a full account of Kane's life as a working man, including his time as a steelworker, coal miner, street paver, and commercial painter in and around Pittsburgh in the early twentieth century, the authors explore how these occupations shaped his development as an artist and his breakthrough success in the modern art world. A rough-and-tumble blue-collar man prone to brawling and drinking, Kane also sought out beauty in the industrial world he inhabited. This Kane paradox--brawny and tough, sensitive and creative--was at the heart of much of the public's interest in Kane as a person. The allure of the Kane saga was heightened all the more by the fact that he did not achieve renown until he was at the age at which most people are retiring from their professions. Kane's dedication to painting resulted in a fascinating body of work that has ended up in some of America's most important museums and private collections. His dramatic life story demonstrates the courage, strength, and creativity of his generation of workmen. They may be long gone, but thanks to Kane they cannot be forgotten"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Kane, John, 1860-1934
Painters -- United States -- Biography.
Peintres -- √Čtats-Unis -- Biographies
Primitivism in art -- United States.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Biography
Form Electronic book
Author Lippincott, Louise, 1953- author.
Project Muse. distributor.
LC no. 2022001053
ISBN 0822947048