cover of book

Ted Lambert: The Man Behind the Paintings
by Ted Lambert
introduction by Lew Freedman
University of Alaska Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-1-60223-166-5 | Paper: 978-1-60223-165-8
Library of Congress Classification ND237.L264A2 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 759.13

Ted Lambert is regarded as one of the premier Alaska artists, a true pioneer. Born in 1905, and raised in the Chicago area, Lambert moved to Alaska in 1925 and went to work as a miner near McCarthy. He held several jobs, predominantly working at a copper mine and mushing dogs—first for adventure, and then as a mail carrier.

Lambert left Alaska in 1931 to study art for a year at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, then moved to Seattle, where he began a mentorship under Eustace Ziegler, with whom he traveled throughout Alaska and painted. Eventually Lambert settled down in Fairbanks, where he stayed for twenty years and solidified his reputation as a painter and an artist.

But in 1960 he disappeared from the remote cabin he was living in at Bristol Bay. No trace of his body was ever found, but among the effects rescued from his last home was a memoir of his early days in Alaska. Presented here and never before published, these memoirs reveal Lambert to be a keen and intelligent observer and relay the adventure story of a young man who would become one of Alaska’s most important artists.

See other books on: Alaska | Artists, Architects, Photographers | Freedman, Lew | Painters | Paintings
See other titles from University of Alaska Press
Nearby on shelf for Painting / History: