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#the nature of painting as he sees it Eli has always been #nature of painting as he sees it Eli has always been the mix of Santa Fe s art scene He has always been observant and curious about the activities of others while continuing upon his prolific personal journey No one lse in Santa Fe could have written this book and I am thankful to him for having done so I wanted this to be better since I used to hang out with SF artists such as Phil Wilburn and Steve Catron in this ra Inexpert. D burgeoning growth of one of this country's most well known art colonies Eli Levin the son of novelist Meyer Levin is known for his paintings of Santa Fe night life He has run art galleries written
Art Reviews And Taught Art History He reviews and taught art history He two artist's gatherings a drawing group since 1969 and
Santa Fe Club since 1980 Levin studied painting with Raphael Soyer George Grosz and Robert Beverly Hale among others and has Master's degrees from Wisconsin University and St John's Colle. ,the santa fe
Eli is a friend of mine In this book he tells a story about
the I have called home for nearly 30 years Told in a series ofplace I have called home for nearly 30 years Told in a series of chapters with titles such as A Memorable Night at Claude s Bar and Indians Forever his stories deal with the very arly days of the Santa Fe art colony
#and Childerley end about the time I moved to Santa Fe in thearly 80 s It was a special treat #end about the time I moved to Santa Fe in the Cultural Excursions early 80 s It was a special treat read about these people many of whom I met later in their lives and the places such as Canyon Road which have been forever. By thearly 1970s an active bohemian colony had developed in Santa Fe and it became a cultural boom town The number of art galleries went from two to a hundred Besides the Santa Fe Opera there came into being Cruelty and Laughter endless festivals for art music literature theater movies fashion and the crafts of Indians and Spanish Americans The city's complex heritage of three interlocked cultures became Santa Fe Style But the fifteen years between 1964 and 1980 held a special magic And Eli Levinxperienced it.
SUMMARY Santa Fe Bohemia SoftcoverChanged by the growth of the city A growth which had begun in Cop Knowledge earnest by the time I arrived in 1981Eli is an agnostic humanist ifver there was one which allows him to take hard and sometimes cruel looks into the failings of others His socialist leanings make him not so much a graceful or poetic writer as a utilitarian one But his stories of Cultural Aesthetics early Santa Fe are vividly told and populated with real people Itspecially takes off for me when he speaks with such love for his mentor Arthur Haddock And All the fading generation of older artists and the newly arriving younger generation; wild night life at Claude's Bar; artist's battles with conservative arts organizations; uestionable successes and tragic failure of careers; Class and Conformity exemplaryxamples of lifetime dedication; and a number of suppressed scandals one ven involving possible murders Packed with amusing anecdotes about the various artists with whom Levin painted plotted and partied
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