Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser

Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser
Author: West Fraser
Language English
Pages: 193
ISBN10: 1570033927
Genre: Nonfiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.44
ISBN13: 9781570033926
Published: October 31st 2001 by University of South Carolina Press

The first book of its kind dedicated to the work of this plein air impressionist, Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser celebrates the passion and independence West Fraser exhibits in his work, his amazing eye for natural light and landscapes, and his love of Charleston and the lowcountry. More than two hundred beautifully reproduced color plates showcase Fraser's paintings of city landmarks, lowcountry scenes, and glimpses of life along streets and lanes, marshes and rivers. And though the paintings speak for themselves, two introductory essays written by a friend and collector, Ted Phillips, and art historian Angela Mack complement the images with additional perspectives on the life of the artist. Phillips, who watched and listened over the years as Fraser perfected his artistic vision, introduces readers to the artist on personal and philosophical levels. Mack's scholarly essay presents Fraser's work in a context of time, place, and personality, comparing and contrasting it with the Charleston Renaissance artists who came before him and others in the American landscape tradition. Both the personal and the professional views of Fraser, as along with his own words