Payne Fine Arts announces its new book, Black and White: Kentucky Prints and Printmakers from the Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.
The book showcases block prints, etchings and lithographs created by 58 artists from 1828 to 2004, many from the WPA era. The artists featured have strong ties to such Kentucky places as Bellevue, Berea, Covington, Crestwood, Danville, Frankfort, Franklin, Glasgow, Harlan, Harrodsburg, Henderson, Lebanon, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Manchester, Paducah, Paris, Prestonsburg, Smithland, Springfield, Versailles and more.
There is a special section at the end of the book of images of Federal Hill in Bardstown, My Old Kentucky Home. Artists also depict Abraham Lincoln’s “birthplace,” a toll gate in the Bluegrass, Natural Bridge State Park, shanty-boats on the Ohio River and a covered bridge in Frankfort.
Some of the artists will be familiar – Jouett, Duveneck, Hubbard, Brenner, Sawyier – but many readers never will have heard of most of these important Kentucky and Kentucky-related artists, several from Chicago, Illinois.
All of the 67 images are black and white and from the collection of Warren and Julie Payne of Louisville, owners of Payne Fine Arts.
The artists included: Joe Adams, Maud Ainslie, Arthur Allen, Ann Stewart Anderson, Malcolm Arnett, Fritz Bade, Alfred Laurens Brennan, Carl Brenner, Darrell W. Brothers, Carl Brown, Joe Downing, Carolyn Dunbar, Frank Duveneck, EdWill Fisher, Edward Fisk, L.O. Griffith, C. Winston Haberer, Kent Hagerman, John Wezley Haywood, E. Sophonisba Hergesheimer, Ruth Hibbs-Hyland, Anna and Harlan Hubbard, E.T. Hurley, Elizabeth Rusk Jones, Matthew Harris Jouett, Wallace Kelly, L.H. King, Norman Kohlhepp, Beatrice Levy, Frank Long, C.P. Maltman, Albert Graeme Mitchell, F. Townsend Morgan, Clifford H. Morton II, Mary Spencer Nay, Paul E. Nonnast, Kenneth Ozier, Grover Page, Ralph Pearson, William Ranney, C. Cregor Reid, Frank Robbins, Paul Sample, Paul Sawyier, Mary W. Schachner, Nellie Schanzenbacher, Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Howard Simon, Walter Sorge, John A. Spelman III, Clyde Stringfield, Glen Tracy, Edward Troye, A.J. Van Leshout, Robert Wathen, Ulfert Wilke, Louise Wilkinson, Thomas Waterman Wood.
The 136-page book is available on Amazon or through the PFA website.