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The Resource "The artist sings for joy" Frederick Oakes Sylvester and landscape painting, by Betty Jean Crouther, (electronic resource)

"The artist sings for joy" Frederick Oakes Sylvester and landscape painting, by Betty Jean Crouther, (electronic resource)

Label
"The artist sings for joy" Frederick Oakes Sylvester and landscape painting
Title
"The artist sings for joy" Frederick Oakes Sylvester and landscape painting
Statement of responsibility
by Betty Jean Crouther
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The most prolific painter in St. Louis at the turn-of-the century was Frederick Oakes Sylvester--landscape specialist and poet-painter. He drew upon his New England background and training, the experience of one year spent teaching in New Orleans and the Christian Science faith to carve a niche for himself in St. Louis art circles. By concentrating on the Mississippi River as a subject, he used his river images, nature poetry and prose to express ideas which he hoped would elevate the character of humankind. Finding his example in nature, Sylvester believed it was possible for the human soul to remain unshackled, and the individual virtuous and unpretentious in spite of the insensitivity of humanity. What he could not express in his landscapes, he explained through sonnets and poems in his book, The Great River. His articles for The Mirror, a St. Louis weekly, defend the dignity of a career in art and the right of artists to command a decent price and adequate livelihood for their efforts. The esteem given to St. Louis artists was never higher than that received between the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the untimely death of Sylvester in 1915. His charismatic personality and artistic gifts can account for much of this. Sylvester was not a one-style artist, rather, he is proof that one may paint as he wishes, achieve acclaim while living and later a sound position in an important American regional landscape school. Because of his high productivity and the loyal patronage of his contemporaries, Sylvester has eclipsed in importance Edmund H. Wuerpel and Halsey C. Ives, once leading figures in the St. Louis art community, and seems certain of resting on a plateau with the Tonalists
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Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crouther, Betty Jean
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1985.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7425.Y1985
LC item number
C766
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sylvester, Frederick Oakes
  • Landscape painting
Label
"The artist sings for joy" Frederick Oakes Sylvester and landscape painting, by Betty Jean Crouther, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Vita
  • Spine title: F.O. Sylvester and landscape painting in St. Louis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-355)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
690690699
Extent
1 online resource (435 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the University of Missouri--Columbia only.
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)690690699
Label
"The artist sings for joy" Frederick Oakes Sylvester and landscape painting, by Betty Jean Crouther, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Vita
  • Spine title: F.O. Sylvester and landscape painting in St. Louis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-355)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
690690699
Extent
1 online resource (435 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the University of Missouri--Columbia only.
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)690690699

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