The Denver Artists Guild: Its Founding Members, An Illustrated History
Colorado History and University Press of Colorado, 2015, USBN 978-0-942576-58-0
By Stan Cuba
260 pages, 9×11, color, 187 figures, paper, $39.95; also available as ebook
Reviewed by Virginia McConnell Simmons
In 1928, a vibrant group of 52 artists formed the Denver Artists Guild, and for a quarter century this group enjoyed a well-deserved reputation for the high quality of their artistry and workmanship. Images in this book, biographical essays about each artist, and the knowledgeability of author Stan Cuba and the book’s other collaborators make this an outstanding contribution, whether the person holding it is a working artist or an appreciator of fine art and of this state’s social history. The Denver Artists Guild may further encourage people to enjoy firsthand viewing of art works by taking a walking tour of the public locations in Denver (a map is included) or by taking a driving tour, mainly but not exclusively limited to the Front Range.