So Bravely and So Well – The life and Art of William T. Trego by Jospeh P. Eckhardt

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sku159 300wPartially paralyzed by polio as a child, Trego never experienced the horrors of war, but his uncanny ability to portray battle from the point of view of fighting men and horses was much admired.

The first full-length study of Trego's life and art, So Bravely and So Well places him in the context of both his world and the art of his time. Previously unexplored original source materials as well as studies of his surviving work have enhanced and altered what has been known thus far of Trego's career. In addition to a full discussion of his history paintings, this volume explores his largely unknown work as a sculptor, illustrator, and genre painter. The book also tells the story of the artist's remarkable personal life: his fierce determination to support himself, failed romances, and ultimately tragic end. Distributed for the James A. Michener Art Museum.