Jet Dreams - Art of the
Fifties in the Northwest|
Nice Clean Collector
- Barbara Johns Editor - This 120 page soft cover book was published in conjunction
with the exhibition titled "Jet Dreams - The Fifties in the Northwest"
which was organized by the Tacoma Art Museum and held on March 17 - June 4, 1995.
In August of 1995, the exhibit was at Reed College in Portland. The book details
the 1950's art scene in Oregon and Washington. Postwar architecture from 1945
- 1960 in Washington and Oregon is also covered. Several NW buildings shown including
designs by Paul Hayden Kirk, The Space Needle in Seattle etc. The
Philco Predicta TV set, Waddles Coffee shop in Portland, Boeing Ad's and photo's
are also shown. There are several architects mentioned along with the modern homes
they have built - mostly in the Bellevue and Seattle area.
several NW artists featured including: Carl Morris, Louis Bunce, Morris
Graves, Margaret Tomkins, George Tsutakawa, William Ivey, Sally Haley, Paul Horiuchi,
James Washington Jr., Frank Okada, Mark Tobey, Guy Anderson, Michael Russo, Russell
E. Day, George Laisner, Gordon Gilkey, Richard Gilkey, Jack Shadbolt, James Fitzgerald,
Spencer Moseley, Glen Alps, Harold Balazs, Kenneth Callahan, Wendell Brazeau,
Bill Colby and others.
There is a nice section detailing ceramic
artists and sculptors including well known potters James and Nan
McKinnell, Robert Sperry, Betty Feves, Rudy Autio (standing by
a large wall mural), Frances Senska, Raymond Grimm, Peter Voulkos, Ivarose
Bovingdon, Jim Leedy, Ann Johnson, Jean Griffith, Ngaire Hixson, Jeanetta Nelson,
Leroy Setziol, Steven Fuller, Hilda Morris, Evert Sodergren (shows his
modern style walnut chair design), George Laisner, and more.
An interesting exhibition list in the back detailing each work in the exhibit.
Many artists have multiple pieces in this show. Many other photo's of old advertisements,
drawings, city views, artist at the Bellevue Arts and Crafts show in the 1960's
and other interesting things
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