A Creative Legacy

A Creative Legacy

A History of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists' Fellowship Program, 1966-1995

Book - 2001
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Two insiders provide powerful insight into this often controversial government program, revealing how artists are selected for awards and discussing the numerous success stories of artists whose careers were enhanced by its support.

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Congress terminated the NEA's Visual Arts Fellowships in 1996. This history sketches the trajectory of the program, which between 1966 and 1995 awarded some 6,500 fellowships to 5,000 artists in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, crafts, works on paper, photography, printmaking, video, performance art, installation work, books, and other forms. A hundred color plates and 193 b&w illustrations provide a sampling of work by the artists (including Dale Chihuly, Donald Judd, Maya Lin, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Susan Rothenberg, and William Wegman). The book includes lists of NEA staffers, panelists, and national as well as regional recipients. Nicely produced on heavy stock with a sewn binding. Oversize: 9.5x12.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, 2001
ISBN: 9780810941700
Branch Call Number: 707.9 CREAT
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Dowley, Jennifer
Princenthal, Nancy
Notes: Includes index


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