Contributions By: Randy Ramer
ILLUSTRATIONS: 262 COLOR AND B&W ILLUS.
PAPERBACK ISBN: 9780972565776
192 PAGES, 9" X 10"
The story of Thomas Gilcrease (1890–1962) is the story of the world’s first oil boom, of a state in its formative years, of marriages and fortunes made and lost—but most lastingly it is the story of how the Gilcrease collection came to exist, and how Gilcrease Museum became an unparalleled treasure house now owned by the citizens of Tulsa, Oklahoma. With over 500,000 artifacts, pieces of art, and archival gems, it is a testament to one man’s dedication and vision. In Thomas Gilcrease, the man behind that museum is revealed.
The ten essays in this volume, illustrated with more than 100 color images and rarely seen historical photographs, tell the story of one man’s life and legacy. The contributors include present and former staff of the Gilcrease Museum and regular contributors to its journal. “Every man must leave a track,” Gilcrease once said, “and it might as well be a good one.”