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Eldridge Bagley: Son of the Soil, Soul of an Artist Hardcover – 30 Sep 1997


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  • Hardcover: 100 pages
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press (30 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157814003X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578140039
  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 22.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,828,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Visions of a Virginia on the wane
Eldridge Bagley grew up a tobacco farmer. Only in his late twenties did he pick up a paintbrush and begin to create his landscapes and still lifes, evocative remembrances of a life close to the land in his own southside Virginia. Although his art might be called primitive, there is always a twist that shows his intelligence and awareness of the future encroaching on Virginia's past: a bulldozer, a superhighway, McDonald's arches in the distance, suggesting that the tobacco-farming times that he remembers from his youth are on the wane. If you have any sentimental attachments to Virginia or the rural south, you will enjoy this book. Although I wrote the text, our plan was to use Eldridge's own words and memories, to tell the stories he wants to tell to accompany his beautiful paintings.

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Bagley's beautifully rendered art of historic Virginia. 16 Oct. 1999
By Tamela Hancock Murray - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
SON OF THE SOIL, SOUL OF AN ARTIST, is 100 pages of nostalgic art recalling a Southern Virginia that remains fixed in the minds of those who lived it, continues to influence the present, and will flavor the Southern way of life well beyond the Millenium. The pictures of self-taught artist Eldridge Bagley are beautifully reproduced on pages large enough to capture the details of the original oils. Each picture is accompanied by Eldridge's personal comments, peceded by a brief biography of the artist. Whether your interests lie in twentieth-century history, art, Virginia, or Eldridge Bagley himself, this book is a must-have!
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