Eudora Welty among Artists of the Thirties
A handsome and informative book featuring Welty among her peers in painting, photography, and other arts during the 1930s
This companion publication to a marvelous exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art (from April 6 through June 30, 2002) presents a selection of Eudora Welty’s black-and-white photographs taken in the 1930s and shows how this acclaimed writer’s second career as a photographer produced works that rank favorably with the visual art of her contemporaries.
More than just a chronicle, this book features Welty among artists of her Deep South region (Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthé, William Hollingsworth Jr. , Marie Hull, John McCrady, and Karl Wolfe) and from the nation (Berenice Abbott, Thomas Hart Benton, Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, Edward Hopper, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, Grant Wood, and others).
Included are twenty-seven of Welty’s photographs and reproductions of other artworks from the exhibition, most in full color.
This book is an exciting revelation of Welty, known chiefly as a fiction writer, as a power among visual artists as well.