The prestigious International Telly Award was recently awarded in the categories of Documentary, Cultural, and Education by Alan Gerstel and The Education Network for the video, Laura Woodward: Visionary Artist, based on the book by Deborah C. Pollack, Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach.
Laura Woodward: the Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach traces Laura Woodward’s life and times, including the progress of women and women artists from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1920s. Woodward (1834-1926), Florida’s most important nineteenth-century woman artist and one of its greatest publicists was a Hudson River School artist who came to Florida in the 1880s and from ca. 1888-1896, she became one of the most extensively traveled artists in the state. She braved the alligator, panther and bear-infused jungles, depicting Florida’s beautiful foliage and flowers. Woodward was also one of the first professional women artists to sketch in the Everglades, Miami, the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet. Furthermore, because of her ideas and paintings, she influenced Henry Flagler in his development of Palm Beach.
"The book is not only an important scholarly publication, it is also good reading…. The illustrations are well-chosen and excellent. Congratulations on the publication of this superb volume.”
Deborah C. Pollack is a writer and art dealer with a gallery in Palm Beach, Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Orville Bulman: An Enchanted Life and Fantastic Legacy and Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach. Articles include those in forthcoming magazines, such as Antiques and Art around Florida, Tequesta, and THE Challenge (the magazine of the Brain Injury Association of America). Her poetry has also been published.
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Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art
205 Worth Avenue, Suite 202
Palm Beach, FL 33480