TO ARTISTS AND ART
A LIMITED EDITION OF
THE HEROIC JOURNEY OF
ARTIST-PRIEST OF THE WEST
IS NOW AVAILABLE
As Carnegie was to steel making and General Grant was to the Civil War, Albert Bierstadt was to landscape art in the mid-1880s.
In a single decade he honed his skills, explored Europe, met and captured his goddess, and rose to stardom. He became the highest-paid and most controversial artist in America, selling single paintings at the end of the Civil War for $25,000.
During the second decade of his career, he made flawed choices, and the gods deserted him. In his decline, he lost his reputation and his income; then he lost his castle with hundreds of his paintings, and his collections of western paraphernalia. Finally, he lost the wife he adored--the woman he had taken from a friend.
In this story you will follow his search, challenges, and fulfillment of youth. You will witness his rapid success and notoriety. You will savor his passion and love, and you will mourn his failure and losses.
This is the moral story of a man who learned too late in life about the nature of the fall after earthly temptations pulled him from his course.
|(c) 2012 by David M. Delo
406 pages, creative non-fiction
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