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Thornton Dial in the 21st Century Paul Arnett

Thornton Dial in the 21st Century

Paul Arnett

Published November 16th 2005
ISBN : 9780971910430
Hardcover
324 pages
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Self-taught African American artist Thornton Dial (born 1928) is an acclaimed, original artist. This tribute to his work includes nearly 150 images and focuses on his post-9/11 output, including a haunting suite inspired by that event, homages to hisMoreSelf-taught African American artist Thornton Dial (born 1928) is an acclaimed, original artist. This tribute to his work includes nearly 150 images and focuses on his post-9/11 output, including a haunting suite inspired by that event, homages to his famous friends the Gee’s Bend quiltmakers, and pieces drawing on his memories of an impoverished Southern childhood. The book also has a rich overview of Dials pre-9/11 work. An in-depth biography and contextualizing essays by leading art historians shed new light on Dials life and work.