Black and White: Kentucky Prints and Printmakers from the Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.
The book from PFA Press showcases block prints, etchings and lithographs created by 58 artists from 1828 to 2004, many from the WPA era. The artists featured have strong ties to such Kentucky places as Bellevue, Berea, Covington, Crestwood, Danville, Frankfort, Franklin, Glasgow, Harlan, Harrodsburg, Henderson, Lebanon, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Manchester, Paducah, Paris, Prestonsburg, Smithland, Springfield, Versailles and more.
There is a special section at the end of the book of images of Federal Hill in Bardstown, My Old Kentucky Home. Artists also depict Abraham Lincoln’s “birthplace,” a toll gate in the Bluegrass, Natural Bridge State Park, shanty-boats on the Ohio River and a covered bridge in Frankfort.
Some of the artists will be familiar – Jouett, Duveneck, Hubbard, Brenner, Sawyier – but many readers never will have heard of most of these important Kentucky and Kentucky-related artists.
All of the 67 images are black and white and from the collection of Warren and Julie Payne of Louisville. Paperback, 136 pages.