The Art of George Ames Aldrich

The Art of George Ames Aldrich

Wendy Greenhouse, edited by Wendy Greenhouse
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Format: Hardback 77 color illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-00905-0
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A highly regarded impressionist-style artist, George Ames Aldrich drew on his years of experience living and studying in Europe to create beautiful landscape paintings. His life and work are explored in this gorgeous book. Many of the artist's finest creations, some representing French subjects and others depicting the midwestern steel industry and American landscapes, are included in this book. It features color reproductions, along with other archival and contextual images. Essays by Michael Wright and Wendy Greenhouse explore in detail Aldrich's life, influences, sources of inspiration, and art historical context. Exploiting a wide variety of sources, Wright and Greenhouse have discovered exciting new information about the artist and his times.

Author Bio

Wendy Greenhouse is an independent art historian who specializes in American art and the history of art in Chicago. She has co-authored catalogues on Archibald J. Motley Jr., Frank Dudley, and Herman Menzel.

Gregg Hertzlieb is the director/curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University and is editor of The Calumet Region: An American Place (photographs by Gary Cialdella), Heeding the Voice of Heaven: Sadao Watanabe Biblical Stencil Prints, and Domestic Vision: Twenty-Five Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley.

Michael Wright is an independent fine art consultant specializing in American art from 1900 to 1950.


“A highly regarded impressionist-style artist, Aldrich's life and work are explored in this gorgeous book featuring many of the artist's finest creations, some representing French subjects and others depicting the midwestern steel industry and American landscapes.”

“George Ames Aldridge is one of those fine painters who is celebrated for his efforts regionally but not at the national level. He deserves to be seen in the greater pantheon of American art. This will be the first, long overdue, publication on the artist.”
 — Dean A. Porter, Director Emeritus The Snite Museum of Art University of Notre Dame

“This book about the work of George Ames Aldrich generates new information and interest about a well-trained artist who settled in the Chicago area in mid-career. Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, he took his formative art training in Europe. Beginning in the 1920s, Aldrich was active in the Chicago art scene, exhibiting regularly at the Art Institute of Chicago. He also became involved with the South Bend, Indiana, artists. His work is undeniably skilled and lovely.”
 — Rachel Perry, author of T. C. Steele and the Society of Western Artists: 1896-1914 (IUP, 2009)

“This is another beautiful book that would be a fabulous addition to the library of any art-lover or history buff.”
 — Little Indiana

“This book not only reproduces [Aldrich's] delicate, pleasing work but also tries to uncover the truth about his life. ”
 — Bloom Magazine

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