Anne Truitt
Anne Truitt was an American artist whose bold use of geometry and color signaled a new direction for modern sculpture. She is internationally acclaimed not just for her art but for her journals.
Truitt, Anne
Truitt, Anne
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Description: Yield: The Journal of an Artist
In the spring of 1974, the artist Anne Truitt (1921–2004) committed herself to keeping a journal for a year. She would continue the practice, sometimes intermittently, over the next six years, writing in spiral-bound notebooks and setting no guidelines other than to “let the artist speak.” These writings were published as Daybook: The Journal of an Artist (1982). Two other journal volumes followed: Turn (1986) and Prospect (1996). This book, the final volume, comprises journals the artist kept from the winter of 2001 to the spring of 2002, two years before her death.

In Yield, Truitt’s unflinching honesty is on display as she contemplates her place in the world and comes to terms with the intellectual, practical, emotional, and spiritual issues that an artist faces when reconciling her art with her life, even as that life approaches its end. Truitt illuminates a life and career in which the demands, responsibilities, and rewards of family, friends, motherhood, and grandmotherhood are ultimately accepted, together with those of a working artist.
Print publication date June 2022 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300260403
EISBN 9780300272772
Illustrations 2
Print Status in print