Anya Seton Biography

Anya Seton Biography

The novelist Anya Seton has received well deserved attention in a new biography by Lucinda H. MacKethan. My first encounter with a Seton came at a very young age. My mother’s extensive collection of novels included several by Anya. The daughter of two writers – Ernest...
Wild Animals I Have Known from Gibbs Smith

Wild Animals I Have Known from Gibbs Smith

Wild Animals I Have Known, published by Gibbs Smith, 2020, copyrighted cover art by Seth Lucas How many copies of Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton are in print? Hundreds of thousands at least if not more in many editions. Seton’s best seller was...
Two Deaths, Seton, Barela

Two Deaths, Seton, Barela

Patrociño Barela photo by Robert Beadles. Seton photo by unknown photographer. During my career, I have written biographies of two artists: Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) and Patrociño Barela (ca. 1900-1964). They likely never met (or at least no supporting record...
Ernest Thompson Seton Birthday 160

Ernest Thompson Seton Birthday 160

This day marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Ernest Thompson Seton. I also meant it to become the opening of our ENDANGERED exhibition. Selections of artwork from that show can be found in the Gallery section of this website. At the opening receptions for our...
Project Gutenberg and Seton

Project Gutenberg and Seton

One advantage to being a long dead author is that your books enter the public domain and can come back to life in printed or digital form. Project Gutenberg has made digital copies of seventeen Seton books available in a variety of digital formats. The three most...
Seeking Artists for 2020 Exhibition

Seeking Artists for 2020 Exhibition

I am seeking artists to take part in an exhibition slated for August 2020. Read on to learn about the organizing concepts behind “Endangered.” Before the Land Ethic Decades before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring or Aldo Leopold’s “land ethic,” Seton, through his art and...

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