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Albert Patecky in New York: Letters Home from the Arts Students League, 1945

Albert Patecky in New York: Letters Home from the Arts Students League, 1945 [Kindle Edition]

Edith Zdunich , Ken Patecky

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    “When Albert Patecky set off for New York City for a three-month period in 1945, his goal was to develop his skills as an artist and to come to terms, in his own way, with ‘modern art.’ The debate between modernists and traditionalists had erupted in earnest a decade before, and remained hot and intense in the 1940s. Studying in New York at the Art Students League, Patecky encountered artists who aligned themselves in different ways with the on-going argument.

    His letters home to his artist wife Blanche, who remained in Portland, Oregon, with their young son, reflect his naïve yet passionate inquiry into the nature of art and its relevance to modern life. Her letters, in turn, speak of her support of Albert’s search for a meaningful foundation for artmaking and of her optimism about their future as working artists in Portland. In reading the Pateckys’ correspondence, we are provided with a vivid glimpse into a period of transition and expectancy in American culture.”

    -Roger Hill, Senior Faculty Curator,
    Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 7808 KB
    • Print Length: 188 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Tea Time Press (6 Nov 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00GK59O6A
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Much to be learned from his story, if learning to be an artist 17 Jan 2014
    By John - Published on
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    Wonderful story
    Part love story, part artistic doubt and angst
    Letter after letter between Albert Patecky and his wife while he is studying art in New York
    He is struggling to transition to modern art from a more classical style
    Many insights into overcoming uncertainty and developing artistically
    Much to be learned from his story, if learning to be an artist
    Thank you to Kenneth Patecky for publishing these letters
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