American Workman: The Life and Art of John Kane [Hardback]

Maxwell King (Author)

ISBN: 9780822947042 | Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press | Year of Publication: 2022 | Language: English 200p, H229 x W152 (mm) tk

American Workman


A comprehensive, novel reassessment of the life and work of one of America's most influential self-taught artists, John Kane. The book presents 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 at the height of the industrial era. How these occupations shaped his development as an artist and his breakthrough success in the modern art world is carefully explored and analyzed in this richly illustrated volume. Kane's dramatic life story demonstrates the power of perseverance and creativity: his 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.

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