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INTO THE LIGHT: The Healing Art of Kalman Aron

by Susan Beilby Magee
ISBN 978-1-55595-385-0
Hard cover with dust jacket | 11 x 10 inches | 224 pages; 210 color plates, 30 black and white images
Co-published by Hard Press Editions and Posterity Press, Inc. in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2012

A six-year-old girl sits for a pastel portrait by an unknown immigrant artist. Fifty years later, he asks her to write his story. INTO THE LIGHT is a profound, visual narrative of hope, courage and healing in the face of evil. It relates the epic life journey of artist Kalman Aron as he emerges from the ashes of the Holocaust to explore the nature of humankind, his own humanity and the mystery of life—all on canvas. What unfolds is a visual record of one man’s remarkable evolution from darkness to light. Healing himself through his art, Kalman Aron’s example offers hope to all.

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Authored by Aliza Edelman with contributions by Ron Bishop, Michele Cohen, John Driscoll, Barbara Anderson Hill and Jennifer McGregor.
ISBN 978-1-55595-346-1
Hardcover | 11 x 11 inches | 140 pages; 178 photos / illustrations (includes 11 black and white)
Published by Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2011

MARYLYN DINTENFASS PARALLEL PARK is the first book to document this internationally-known artist’s most recent work that reveals her life-long love affair with automobiles, especially the culturally iconic high-powered, sporty, sexy muscle cars that streamed out of Detroit from the late 1950’s to the mid-1970’s. This monograph is the story of Marylyn Dintenfass‘ most recent achievement:  one of the largest and most transformative art installations in the United States of the past decade.  The book expands upon Dintenfass’ drawings, monotypes and paintings on the automotive theme and critically explores how they are the genesis for this site-specific installation—the latest in a long series of such works—entitled Parallel Park  in Fort Myers, Florida. Parallel Park  is a major new study on the artist, a review of popular culture and gender issues in contemporary art, and an invaluable public art reference.

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Loring Coleman: Living and Painting in a Changing New England, An Autobiography

Written by Loring W. Coleman, NA, AWS; Edited by Hugh Fortmiller with a Foreword by Henry Adams.
ISBN 978-1-55595-341-6
Hardcover | 11 x 12 inches | 240 pages; 115 color plates
Published by Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2011

Distinguished painter and teacher, Loring W. Coleman, shares his lifetime of art through a recounting of amusing and intriguing experiences as a student and teacher and as a distinguished plein air painter, especially of New England landscapes. Coleman has studied with New England notables Hermann Dudley Murphy, Charles Curtis Allen and Bernard Keyes. This charming and stimulating recount of the artist’s life also features 30 anecdotal essays showcasing paintings representative of his work from the 1950’s through the early 21st century. These cleverly drawn stories are derived from his own impressions and experiences during the creation of these paintings. Loring W. Coleman touches us in our knowing of a New England landscape and its deep impressions of leaning farmhouses, sagging Colonials with a few shingles missing, and barely-there barns. His style is exact, capturing weight, light and mood of each scene as if in conversation with it.

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Frank Vining Smith: Maritime Painting in the 20th century

by James A. Craig
ISBN 1555953298
Hardcover with dust jacket | 11 x 12 inches | 172 pages; 85 color plates
Published by Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2010

The most comprehensive survey of one of America’s greatest marine artists.  Influenced by the New England shore of his youth, Smith is known for his versatility, color palette and realism—capturing every line of rigging, sail plan and line of a ship’s hull with unerring accuracy that captivated brash sailors and the general public alike.  Perhaps best known for his majestic clipper ships along the New England shore, Smith was a prolific artist and illustrator whose subject matter went beyond his portrayal of the nautical world to include works depicting the great outdoors in a career that spanned both World War I and World War II and beyond. From clipper ships to schooners to whalers, Hard Press Editions casts the spotlight on Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967), prolific maritime painter of the Golden Age of Sail.

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