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Daybook, Turn, Prospect
The Journey of an Artist
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About The Book
Anne Truitt kept a journal throughout her adult life, from her early years as one of the rare, celebrated women artists in the early 60s, through her midlife as an established artist, and into older age when she was, for a time, the director of Yaddo, the premier artists’ retreat in Saratoga. She was always a deep, astute reader, and a woman who grappled with a range of issues—moral, intellectual, sensual, emotional, and spiritual. While working intensely on her art, she watches her own daughters journey into marriage and motherhood, meditates on criticism and solitude, and struggles to find a balance in life. “Balance not stability is the source of security,” she says. Anne Truitt re-creates a life in which domestic activities and the needs of children and friends are constantly juxtaposed against the world of color and abstract geometry to which she is drawn in her art.
- Publisher: Scribner (October 8, 2013)
- Length: 240 pages
- ISBN13: 9781476745015
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Raves and Reviews
"Truitt’s frankness and intellectual curiosity about the hows and whys of a working artist’s life has made Daybook something of a touchstone for aspiring artists and writers"
—Megan O'Grady, The New Yorker
“A remarkable record of a woman’s reconciliation of art, motherhood, memoires of childhood, and present-day demands.”
—Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Daybook is a rare gift, illuminating and nourishing, a journal to read and re-read.”
“One of the great artists of our time, it’s a treat to be allowed into Anne Truitt’s mind as she contemplates the ups and downs of being an artist, mother and friend.”
“A natural and graceful writer…Truitt’s self-examination is unflinching and, at every moment, possessed of the inevitable dignity that attends a genuine commitment to telling the truth about oneself.”
—Art in America
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