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A Passion for American Art

Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection

Dean Lahikainen (editor)

ISBN: 9781625344403

Publication Date: May 2019

Format: Hardback

Celebrates the examples of American painting, furniture and decorative arts, and Native American art from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch collection. Jeanne Schinto offers a profile of the Lynches and a view into how the collection expresses the couple's distinctly American sensibility. Dean Lahikainen shares an introduction to the collection.
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A Passion for American Art celebrates the outstanding examples of American painting, furniture and decorative arts, and Native American art from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch collection. Peter Lynch, described in the popular press as a "financial wizard" and "stock-picker extraordinaire," is more soundly characterized as a beloved family man, devout Catholic, effective philanthropist, and passionate collector. This luxuriously illustrated book traces the couple's growth as collectors, their cultural and aesthetic affinities, and their relationships with artists and fellow collectors. Writer Jeanne Schinto offers a profile of the Lynches and a view into how the collection expresses the couple's distinctly American sensibility. Curator Dean Lahikainen shares an introduction to the collection and a series of short essays exploring how the Lynches combined diverse works in the living spaces of their homes. The catalog honors the couple's credo: a reverence for humanity, a love of history, and an appreciation for the beauty and mystery of the natural world.
Illustrations 175 color photographs
Imprint Peabody Essex Musuem
Pages 224
Dimensions 305 x 229
Date Published 30 May 2019
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Subject/s History of art / art & design styles   Regional & national history   Art forms   History of the Americas  
Dean Lahikainen is the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Jeanne Schinto is a writer for Maine Antique Digest and the author of Huddle Fever: Living in the Immigrant City and Children of Men.

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