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Life and Art of Elizabeth Grandma Layton Don Lambert

Life and Art of Elizabeth Grandma Layton

Don Lambert

Published October 1995
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From Library JournalA testament to the healing power of art therapy, Kansas artiste naif Layton (1909-93) discovered contour drawing in 1977?after 13 years of shock treatments. In the following years, she produced 1200 self-portraits, culminating inMoreFrom Library JournalA testament to the healing power of art therapy, Kansas artiste naif Layton (1909-93) discovered contour drawing in 1977?after 13 years of shock treatments. In the following years, she produced 1200 self-portraits, culminating in a Smithsonian exhibition in 1992. Layton is a Grandma Moses with an edge. Her detailed, fine-line drawings poignantly and humorously express the effects of old age and depression on relationships, particularly marriage. Nearly 100 engaging works are featured in this tribute. Many include wry commentary by this unassuming artist, and Lambert, a Layton associate and champion since 1977, contributes a laudatory, uncritical introduction and epilog. The works appeal extends beyond regional interest to earn a place in strong U.S. art and culture collections.?Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee, KnoxvilleCopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.