Len Chmiel: an authentic nature

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Hardcover, 200 pages, 150 color plates
$65.00 retail
Release date: December 2011
Distributed by University of New Mexico Press

 

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Limited edition books with original oil painting available*

Len Chmiel: An Authentic Nature is written by Amy Scott, MA, with an introduction by Jean Stern. Featuring lush reproductions of the landscapes of American artist Len Chmiel, this book depicts four decades of the artist's melodic, evocative, and often abstracted depictions of the land. Amy Scott contributes a fine essay discussing Chmiel's formative years as an illustrator in LA through his subsequent move to Colorado where he turned from illustration and dove into fine art exclusively.

 

Amy Scott, Autry Museum Curator of Visual Arts has organized exhibits and contributed to such publications as Yosemite: Art of an American Icon. Prior to joining the Autry, she was a curator at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, where she served as the liaison for a catalogue raisonné on the work of Ernest Blumenschein and a comprehensive study on the Taos Society of Artists. Publications authored include Nicolai Fechin: Across Two Continents, The Taos Society of Artists: Masters and Masterworks, and The New Mexico Painters(co-author). She received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Kansas, and M.A in Art History from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She is currently working on her doctorate at the University of California-Irvine.

*In order to raise funds to achieve this important publication, we are offering a limited edition of 60 slip-cased hardcover books. There are only 25 left, and when the next 15 sell, the price will go up. The Special Edition includes a custom framed 8 x 10 inch original oil painting by Len. In an effort to give subscribers a choice, paintings of various subjects will be posted four-at-a-time on Len’s website, http://lenchmiel.com/ and will be offered to buyers in the chronological order payment is received. You will be notified by e-mail when those paintings are available for viewing. No trading for a different piece at a later date…that would make Len crazy.

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