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Yield: The Journal of an Artist -- Anne Truitt

Yield: The Journal of an Artist -- Anne Truitt

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Yield: The Journal of an Artist -- Anne Truitt

W032801 | $26.00 / 10% library disc.

Yale University Press, New Haven, 2022.

216 pp. no illustrations. 22 x 15 cm. LC 2021-934203 In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780300260403

In the spring of 1974, the artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004) committed herself to keeping a journal for a year. She would continue the practice, sometimes intermittently, over the next six years, writing in spiral-bound notebooks and setting no guidelines other than to “let the artist speak.” These writings were published as Daybook: The Journal of an Artist (1982). Two other journal volumes followed: Turn (1986) and Prospect (1996). This book, the final volume, comprises journals the artist kept from the winter of 2001 to the spring of 2002, two years before her death. In Yield, Truitt’s unflinching honesty is on display as she contemplates her place in the world and comes to terms with the intellectual, practical, emotional, and spiritual issues that an artist faces when reconciling her art with her life, even as that life approaches its end. Truitt illuminates a life and career in which the demands, responsibilities, and rewards of family, friends, motherhood, and grandmotherhood are ultimately accepted, together with those of a working artist.

Subject Headings: Western Art -- United States -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Personal Papers and Correspondence --

Artist(s): Truitt, Anne

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