Homer Ellertson (1892 - 1935)
Delves into Ellertson's progression as a Modernist landscape and figure artist, deploying free perspective and radical distorted angles. Michael McCue offers a brief biography followed by commentary of 30 color illustrations of his oeuvre. Published in conjunction with the 2000 show at Tryon Fine Arts Center, with an additional checklist of exhibited works.
Raised in Wisconsin, Ellertson studied at Pratt Institute and worked in Manhattan before settling in the Tryon colony just after World War I. His Art Moderne home and studio, “El Taarn” built in 1923, was featured nationally as a remarkable example of his innovative design, where he hosted the DuBose Heywards and the George Gershwins during their project to stage Porgy and Bess in New York.
36 pages, illustrated - $12