Jimi Hendrix Clara McCarty Captain Robert Gray Anna Louise StrongAnna Louise Strong Bailey Gatzert Home WWII Women Pilots
Search Encyclopedia
Facebook
Advanced Search
Featured Eassy Sponsor of the Week
Home About Us Contact Us Education Bookstore Tourism Advanced Search
6826 HistoryLink.org essays now available      
Donate Subscribe

Shortcuts

Libraries
Cyberpedias Cyberpedias
Timeline Essays Timeline Essays
People's Histories People's Histories

Selected Collections
Cities & Towns Cities & Towns
County Thumbnails Counties
Biographies Biographies
Interactive Cybertours Interactive Cybertours
Slide Shows Slideshows
Public Ports Public Ports
Audio & Video Audio & Video

Research Shortcuts

Map Searches
Alphabetical Search
Timeline Date Search
Topic Search

Features

Book of the Fortnight
Audio/Video Enhanced
History Bookshelf
Klondike Gold Rush Database
Duvall Newspaper Index
Wellington Scrapbook

More History

Washington FAQs
Washington Milestones
Honor Rolls
Columbia Basin
Everett
Olympia
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
Walla Walla
Roads & Rails

Timeline Library

< Browse to Previous Essay | Browse to Next Essay >

Life magazine sheds limelight on Northwest School painters on September 28, 1953.

HistoryLink.org Essay 5342 : Printer-Friendly Format

On September 28, 1953, Life magazine publishes an article titled "Mystic Painters of the Northwest" that catapults the painters Guy Anderson (1906-1998), Kenneth Callahan (1906-1986), Mark Tobey (1890-1976), and Morris Graves (1910-2001) into the national limelight. A key figure in obtaining this attention is the Seattle collector and gallery owner Zoë Dusanne (1884-1972). After this breakthrough publicity, the Northwest School is recognized around the country.

Zoë Dusanne's gallery was an important influence in introducing the public in Seattle to modern art, and she worked indefatigably for the Northwest artists she represented. In 1953, Dusanne served as intermediary between the Northwest artists and New York art critic Winthrop Sargent.

Sargent, a longtime friend of Dusanne’s, was at the time working for Life magazine. At Dusanne’s urging he sent art editor Dorothy Seiberling to Seattle to assess the local art scene. With Dusanne’s assistance, Sargent and Seiberling focused on Anderson, Callahan, Tobey, and Graves.

Sources:
Deloris Tarzan Ament, with Photographs by Mary Randlett, Iridescent Light: The Emergence of Northwest Art (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002), 99; Paula Becker, "Dusanne, Zoe (1884-1972)," HistoryLink Metropedia Library (www.historylink.org).


Travel through time (chronological order):
< Browse to Previous Essay | Browse to Next Essay >

Related Topics: Visual Arts | Media |

Licensing: This essay is licensed under a Creative Commons license that encourages reproduction with attribution. Credit should be given to both HistoryLink.org and to the author, and sources must be included with any reproduction. Click the icon for more info. Please note that this Creative Commons license applies to text only, and not to images. For more information regarding individual photos or images, please contact the source noted in the image credit.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License


Major Support for HistoryLink.org Provided By: The State of Washington | Patsy Bullitt Collins | Paul G. Allen Family Foundation | Museum Of History & Industry | 4Culture (King County Lodging Tax Revenue) | City of Seattle | City of Bellevue | City of Tacoma | King County | The Peach Foundation | Microsoft Corporation, Other Public and Private Sponsors and Visitors Like You


This essay made possible by:
NW Arts Encyclopedia:
Nesholm Family Foundation


Life magazine on Mystic Painters of the Northwest, September 28, 1953
Courtesy Paula Becker


Life magazine on Mystic Painters of the Northwest, September 28, 1953
Courtesy Paula Becker


Life magazine on Mystic Painters of the Northwest, September 28, 1953
Courtesy Paula Becker


 
Home About Us Contact Us Education Bookstore Tourism Advanced Search

HistoryLink.org is the first online encyclopedia of local and state history created expressly for the Internet. (SM)
HistoryLink.org is a free public and educational resource produced by History Ink, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation.
Contact us by phone at 206.447.8140, by mail at Historylink, 1411 4th Ave. Suite 803, Seattle WA 98101 or email admin@historylink.org