Anne Truitt at Yaddo

March 24, 2020

Anne Truitt, a major figure in American art for more than four decades, was first a guest at Yaddo in 1974. In this video, she reads an entry from Daybook: The Journal of An Artist about her time in Stone South that summer, and the work she was engaged in: a series of paintings called “Brunt.”

“The concept of ‘brunt,’ of accepting and enduring, still seems to me to have a kind of nobility,” she writes. “There is a stubborn selfhood about it that is dear to me. It can be, quite literally, the only way to survive.”