Warm Light, Cool Shadows: The Life and Art of Ruth Van Sickle Ford by Nancy Smith Hopp

Warm Light, Cool Shadows: The Life and Art of Ruth Van Sickle Ford by Nancy Smith Hopp

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From the rear dust jacket:

Nancy Hopp has done what Ruth Van Sickle Ford counseled in the mid-twentieth century when she said "If a woman has the desire to do something, she should do it." Not always an easy thing to do unless, like Nancy, you have admired a remarkable woman since childhood and recognized that her story needs to be told. With this first book about accomplished artist, teacher and business owner Ruth Ford, Nancy contributes to the cultural history of the Midwest and thereby changes the way we see the future. -- Channy Lyons, Illinois Women Artists Project

From inside the dust jacket:

This book culminates seven years of research into the artistic passion, colorful personality, and effective teaching style of Ruth Van Sickle Ford. Only by studying her entire life and whole body of artwork will you begin to understand the impact Ruth had on the art world and students of art in the last century.
Because Ruth had teachers and peers of the highest caliber, she demanded the best from herself and her students. Many of those she nurtured at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts went on to win Pulitzer Prizes, Oscars, and other prestigious awards.
Warm Light, Cool Shadows is an affectionate in-depth look at the life and art of one of the Midwest's best watercolorists. This limited first edition about Ruth Van Sickle Ford is part biography, part diary, part session, and part tribute. Here, for the first time, is the complete story and visual record of a true pioneer in the arts.
Presented in a design provided by award-winning artist and author, Wendell Minor, the narrative is interspersed with images of her paintings, the majority photographed by the author's son, Tom Reid. Like Ruth, both Wendell and Tom grew up in Aurora, Illinois.
75 color reproductions with 30 photographs

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