We don’t usually host the subject of a book -- usually, it’s the just author we host. In the case of Travel Notes, however, we're hosting the author, Daniel Kany, and the subject, painter Henry Isaacs. Twenty-five years ago, Isaacs’s studio occupied the space we at the Norwich Bookstore now refer to as the “card room.”
We are delighted to welcome Isaacs, one of New England’s best known landscape painters, back to introduce Travel Notes, a new book of his paintings, brought vividly to life by the stories that describe his process, his color choices, and the importance of his subjects to the artist. From Sicily to Guatemala, from Rwanda to Budapest to Bread Loaf Mountain in Vermont, writer Daniel Kany illustrates with words the details of Isaacs’s choices, and why these places, these images, so compelled him.
Born in Chicago and raised in Cambridge Massachusetts, Henry Isaacs was educated and has taught at some of the finest art and design schools in the world. If there’s a place he hasn’t painted, give it time. It’s fair to assume he’ll get there.
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Through his many gallery and museum exhibitions, Henry Isaacs is one of New England’s best known landscape painters. His work is colorful, friendly to the eye and easy to like. But it is deceptively complex.