Harold Balazs (Thomas T. Wilson Series)
University of Washington Press

Harold Balazs (Thomas T. Wilson Series)

  • Publish Date: 2010-07-12
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Harold Balazs

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Defining the art of Harold Balazs isnt easy. Encompassing prints, sculpture, architecture, jewelry, and installations, his work crosses boundaries and changes shape with a force that has arrested viewers since the 1950s. His art is a full-blown manifestation of his vision in diverse media and scale. Balazs summed up his art and his approach best when he said, I make stuff because its easier than not making stuff.

No other Northwest artist has cut quite as wide a swath through the regional culture over the past fifty years as Balazs, who has been called the peoples artist of the Northwest. His free spirit, boundless energy, and meticulous eye for detail have shaped the regions art. Balazss work can be found in public and private collections from Spokane to Seattle, and he has been called the most important liturgical artist in the nation. His fine skills as a teacher can be seen in the work of many of his students, now artists and architects themselves. The voices of a dozen of these former students as well as admirers and friends are found in this book, the first publication to honor Balazss extraordinary gifts. His career is captured here in remarkable candor that speaks to the artists humanity, humor, and love of life.

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