An Artist’s Vision
- Hardback (BB)
- 01 Apr 2014
- Historic New Orleans Collection
Louise C. Hoffman traces Crawford’s career from the academy of French master André Lhote to galleries in New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and Central America. Josephine Marien Crawford (1872-1952) was inspired by cubism and the flattened forms and minimalist approach of modernism. As contemporary Times-Picayune arts critic Alberta Collier described her work, “this is old New Orleans, caught by the keen eye and trained brush of one of her native daughters.” Hoffman provides a glimpse of Crawford’s personality and skilfully recreates the Paris and New Orleans art worlds of the first half of the twentieth century, with paintings and drawings by the renowned New Orleans artist and works by André Lhote.