• Turn

  • The Journal of an Artist
  • By: Anne Truitt
  • Narrated by: Anne Truitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Anne Truitt (1921 - 2004) was a sculptor, painter, mother, and grandmother. Her journals provide both illumination and nourishment. This is the journal of an artist, as well as "an extraordinary woman: sensitive, intelligent, perceptive." (Doris Grumbach).

©1986 Anne Truitt (P)2013 Anne Truitt LLC

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Indomitable

A book for artists. Especially interesting to me was how much Truitt was a product of her time. Such an independent spirit from a world that really no longer seems to exist. Her alone-ness and strict belief in her art and process seem like a lifeline which kept her going. Also of note to me was her placing all her intimacy, time and pleasure on her children. Never a partner and this seems a bit sad. Although she did have a moment of realizing how she played into her relationship with her husband, it seems a fleeting thought.

I also liked her insights on running Yaddo, so different from the solitary life of an artist. Her reflections on Europe were also well stated and illuminating.

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  • 09-25-19

Deeply thoughtful.

I highly recommend this book. Her writing and creativity is inspiring and pretty amazing.