Martha Ambrose: The Rediscovery of a Southern Regional Artist (Louisiana Artists) (Paperback)

Martha Ambrose: The Rediscovery of a Southern Regional Artist (Louisiana Artists) By Roulhac Toledano, Scott Veazey Cover Image
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In 2003, Scott Veazey purchased the home of his lifelong friend and mentor, New Orleans artist Martha Wright Ambrose, and discovered a treasure trove of her art in a leaky garage. Ambrose's work had been largely forgotten, but a chance encounter between Veazey and award-winning art and architectural historian and writer Roulhac Toledano brought revived interest in her art.

Thoroughly researching the artist's life in interviews, published sources, and archives, Toledano and Veazey have filled in the story that is Martha Ambrose: from her formal art education, to her marriage and travels with fellow artist Jack Ambrose, and her career as an artist, teacher, and activist in the New Orleans community.

Material collected and put into print here for the first time include information not only on, and examples of, Ambrose's work but also on her context as a twentieth-century Southern Regional artist.

About the Author

Over four decades since her graduation from Newcomb College of Tulane University, Roulhac Toledano has authored over twelve books and hundreds of articles on southern art and architecture. In addition she has curated art exhibitions at the Louisiana State Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Along the way she has won an International Book Award from the American Institute of Architects for her National Trust Guide to New Orleans and, with her co-author, won the Society of Architectural Historians award for the Most Scholarly Book on North American Architecture.

Louisiana native Scott Veazey, a graduate of Louisiana State University, has renovated numerous houses in historic neighborhoods throughout New Orleans. His projects have been featured in books and local publications, and he has received awards from the Vieux Carre Commission, as well as a special award created for him from the Historic District Landmark Commission, for his many contributions to preservation. In 2003, while lovingly renovating the home Martha Wright Ambrose, he found several hundred paintings, sketches, and studies by Ambrose.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781935754770
ISBN-10: 1935754777
Publisher: University of Louisiana
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Language: English
Series: Louisiana Artists