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Happiness is Warm Color in the Shade: a biography of artist Milford Zornes

Happiness is Warm Color in the Shade: a biography of artist Milford Zornes

Milford Zornes left an extensive legacy of paintings, mentorships and workshops. Learn from other artists how Zornes influenced their lives, and find out about the role Pat Zornes played in Milford’s life. Discover how Zornes adjusted to painting and teaching with limited vision due to macular degeneration.

About the Author

Hal Baker is the son-in-law of Milford Zornes. He traveled extensively with Zornes and recorded many stories and conversations. This book is a product of his years of research and personal experience with Zornes.

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Milford Zornes in Black & White Milford Zornes, N.A., Bill Anderson The black and white drawings in this book are a great example of Milford Zornes’ capabilities as an artist. They reveal his strength as a draftsman and designer of space. The subject matter varies, but he has simplified and transformed it into his own vision of its truth. ($30.00 at Earthen Vessels Productions)
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Nine Decades with a Master Painter
Milford Zornes, N.A., Bill Anderson

A definitive exploration of the work and mind of world renowned artist Milford Zornes, N.A., Nine Decades with a Master Painter contains more than 230 images, richly juxtaposed with comments by Mr. Zornes and his colleague and artist friend, Bill Anderson. Among subjects discussed are the artistic process, seeing the truth in the subject matter, and the struggles and issues involved in the creation of paintings. ($50.00 at Earthen Vessels Productions)

Milford Zornes Book of Trees Milford Zornes, N.A. His paintings hang in the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian and more. He changed the way people saw life in the ’30s. Based on nine decades of observation, drawing and painting, Master Teacher and Artist Milford Zornes shares his understanding of the art of trees. ($15.95 at Earthen Vessels Productions)
Milford Zornes Nicaragua Sketchbook Milford Zornes, N.A., Bill Anderson The most revealing of art forms is the sketchbook. It is the artist’s diary, the place for taking visual notes and recording experiences. If you wish to know the artist, look through his sketchbook and respect its honesty, sensitivity and faults. You have just ventured into his heart and mind as well as catching a glimpse of his skill as a draftsman and communicator. ($30.00 at Earthen Vessels Productions)
The Art of Milford Zornes: from Private Collections Gene Sasse and Nancy DeDiemar 2010 Produced in conjunction with an exhibition at the CCAA Museum of Art in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This showing featured 67 paintings from private collections by Milford Zornes,with selected artworks from private collections, some of which had never been on public exhibition. (Paperback, $26.00 – includes S & H, contact for purchase)
Milford Zornes: An American Artist (OUT OF PRINT) Gordon T. McClelland and Austin McClelland 2008 This book and the traveling art exhibition it documents, focuses on the career of American artist Milford Zornes and provides select examples of the watercolor paintings he has produced. (Hardcover contact for purchase)

Milford Zornes
Gordon T. McClelland
1992

Includes original signature of artist and author Milford Zornes on title page! Milford Zornes has established a national reputation as one of the West Coast’s preeminent watercolor artists and teachers. This illustrated biography documents his progress from the early 1930s to the present time, providing details of his life and travels and a chronological list of his exhibition records. (Hardcover, search Ebay or Amazon)

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