I really love how the story of the life of the artist is woven together with the artwork itself. It's really well written and makes for an engaging history lesson and helped me really appreciate the art of the southwest, the details and colors and subject matter of the beautiful paintings. I will never look at a landscape the same way again! Much like Audley Dean Nicols helped the folks in Pennsylvania see the west in a new and exciting light. Thanks for making this beautiful book!