By Anne Truitt,Audrey Niffenegger

All 3 of Anne Truitt’s artist’s journals in a single e-volume, the illuminating, inspiring checklist of a woman’s reconciliation of the decision of inventive paintings with the calls for of day-by-day life—with a brand new creation through Audrey Niffenegger.

Anne Truitt saved a magazine all through her grownup existence, from her early years as one of many infrequent, celebrated ladies artists within the early 60s, via her midlife as a longtime artist, and into older age whilst she was once, for a time, the director of Yaddo, the prime artists’ retreat in Saratoga. She was once consistently a deep, astute reader, and a girl who grappled with a number issues—moral, highbrow, sensual, emotional, and religious. whereas operating intensely on her artwork, she watches her personal daughters trip into marriage and motherhood, meditates on feedback and solitude, and struggles to discover a stability in lifestyles. “Balance now not balance is the resource of security,” she says. Anne Truitt re-creates a lifestyles within which family actions and the wishes of youngsters and pals are always juxtaposed opposed to the realm of colour and summary geometry to which she is drawn in her art.

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