Milton C. Weiler
Milton C. Weiler acutely portrayed his passion for wildlife through his mastery of painting, carving and drawing. As stated by the Grand Central Art Galleries’ exhibition catalog,“the art of Milt Weiler has authenticity because he lives the life he paints. An avid gunner and angler, he has shared the wild-fowler’s chill dawn and known the surging, heart-stopping leap of the Atlantic salmon.”
“Weiler was considered one of the most accomplished painters of hunting and fishing scenes in this country, and he was an expert carver of decoys”, write Nelson Bryant, former Outdoors columnist for the New York Times.
The Art of Milton C. Weiler showcases the painting of Weiler as well as telling about his life. The book is a lush reproduction of many of Weiler’s paintings, sketches and book covers. It is sure to please those interested in the best of sporting art and those who love the outdoors.
The middle decades of the 20th century was a period of extraordinary accomplishment in the sporting art genre in America. Frank W. Benson. Roland Clark, Ogden Pleissner, Lynn Bogue Hunt, William J. Schaldach, David Hagerbaumer, A. Lassell Ripley, and Milton C. Weiler – sportsmen all, and artists whose paintings convey the essence of their sporting activities – the appreciation of the natural world and the challenge, the suspense, and the thrill that the angler and the gunner experience in the river, the stream, the marsh, and the field.
All of these artists, with the exception of Milton Weiler, have been the subjects of well-illustrated biographical tributes. In the chronicles of American sporting art no one of them is more deserving of such recognition than he, and this book has been written to fill an existing void of information about Milt Weiler, to present a collection of many of the artist's best, and his most-recognized pieces, and to showcase the breadth of Milt Weiler's artistic sporting subjects and command of varying mediums.
8.5 x 11 in.
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
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