John Clemmer

A Legacy in Art

with essays by Judith H. Bonner, John Ed Bradley, and David Clemmer

The Historic New Orleans Collection 2021 • hardcover 
9″ × 9″ • 148 pp.
80 color, 35 black and white images
ISBN 978-0-917860-86-7

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Created to accompany the 2021 exhibition commemorating the centennial of John Clemmer’s birth, John Clemmer: A Legacy in Art explores the life, work, and enduring influence of this groundbreaking Louisiana artist. Three essays trace Clemmer’s art and career—from his earliest studies at the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans, through his years on the faculties of Tulane University and Newcomb College, to his later work as an independent artist—and explore how the artists in Clemmer’s modernist circle shaped each other’s work in midcentury New Orleans. Forty full-color plates and a comprehensive exhibition checklist round out this retrospective of Clemmer’s extraordinary legacy.