Looking For Leonardo
Looking for Leonardo is the story of two collectors' exploration of the creative spirit. In search of artists who shared Leonardo's inquisitive eye and imaginative spirit, Bates and Isabel Lowry have formed a remarkably varied collection of American vernacular expression. Included here are 119 of their most captivating objects-textiles, toys, paintings and sculpture, commemorative prints, birdhouses, patriotic memorabilia, and much, much more. The informative and very personal text offers an exceptional understanding of naive and folk art, defines the qualities that the Lowrys seek in their acquisitions and the ways that they are reflected in the pieces chosen, and, throughout, expresses the excitement and joy in the discovery of these enchanting objects.