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The Majesty of the Grand Canyon: 150 Years in Art
The Majesty of the Grand Canyon: 150 Years in Art
The Majesty of the Grand Canyon: 150 Years in Art
The Majesty of the Grand Canyon: 150 Years in Art
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The Majesty of the Grand Canyon: 150 Years in Art

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Written by Joni L. Kinsey

Foreword by James E. Babbitt

160 pages, 11 x 9¾ in. More than 100 color and black-and-white paintings, lithographs, etchings, and photographs. Smyth-sewn casebound, with dust jacket.

ISBN 0764929569
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The Majesty of the Grand Canyon: 150 Years in Art
Little was known about America’s most famous natural wonder until 1869, when John Wesley Powell traveled the full length of the Grand Canyon by boat. He returned each year; in 1873 he introduced it to artist Thomas Moran, whose brazenly colored, grand scale portrayals of the canyon stunned the public. In 1908, Moran’s work prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to declare the Grand Canyon a national monument; by 1919, Congress had established Grand Canyon National Park.

As the Santa Fe Railway opened up the Southwest, in 1892 the company began hiring artists to paint scenes of the Grand Canyon, including Moran, W. R. Leigh, and Louis Akin. Today, artists are still capturing the splendor of the Grand Canyon: Ed Mell, Clark Hulings, Wilson Hurley, Frank Mason, P. A. Nisbet, Bruce Aiken, and Earl Carpenter are among the contemporary artists represented in The Majesty of the Grand Canyon.

About the AUTHOR
Joni L. Kinsey is associate professor of American Art, University of Iowa. She coauthored Thomas Moran and wrote Thomas Moran and the Surveying of the American West and Plain Pictures: Images of the American Prairie. She also writes about American landscape art and the art of the American West.
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