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All Aboard: The Life & Work of Marjorie Reed

All Aboard: The Life & Work of Marjorie Reed

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A careful study (filled with color illustrations) of the life's work of Marjorie Reed: iconic paintings of the western United States.

Marjorie Reed was a prominent Western artist who is best known for her paintings of the Butterfield-Overland Stage Trail.  Reed made her living solely as a free lance artist for over sixty-five years and as a result left behind a significant body of work.  yet every bit as colorful as the art is the biographical account of the artist herself. Reed's romantic attachment to her subject matter took her from a life of ease in the Hollywood Hills to rustic shacks in the remotest sections of the Southwestern desrts and Bedouin tents in the Middle East. Using a variety of sources in uncovering new first hand information, Fillmore's account gives us a deep insight into the character and personality of a woman who "knew exactly what she wanted to do, and did it damned well!"

This book offers the first comprehensive account of Reed's life and work.  Beautifully illustrated with over three hundred color plates and scores of never before published personal photographs, this volume catalogs Reed's work from her beginnings as a sixteen year old commercial artist in Los Angeles to the last painting on her easel at the time of her death six decades later.

Hardcover, 264 pp, color and b/w.

Written by Gary Fillmore


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