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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
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,001,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

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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