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Matt Lamb

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In this tell-all biography, journalist Richard Speer gives readers an all-access pass into the uproarious, uplifting life of Matt Lamb, a highly successful businessman turned world-famous painter. A rich and inspirational story, Matt Lamb: The Art of Success captures the essence of this flamboyant yet enigmatic figure and details how he transformed from his first success as CEO of a multi-million-dollar business to become one of the art world's most celebrated and controversial painters. Through candid interviews with Lamb, his family members, friends, detractors, and critics, readers will discover how Lamb came to run a family-owned funeral business with all the drama and pathos of the hit TV show, Six Feet Under only to be told by doctors he was dying of a grave illness and should begin planning his own funeral. Page after engaging page, Matt Lamb: The Art of Success moves on to reveal how Lamb beat the illness and lived to become a spiritually driven painter hailed as an heir to Pablo Picasso, all the while thumbing his nose at critics who dismissed him and his millions as the antithesis of starving-artist chic. Now in his 70s, Lamb is still moving and shaking, redefining the art world, and tackling his toughest challenge ever: painting for world peace. This book will uncover the secrets to Lamb's success in business and art and leave readers asking: What new adventures are around the corner for this maverick entrepreneur/philosopher? And what can we learn from his life? MATT LAMB: The Art of Success "An entertaining and educational read for the lay person as well as the scholar, Matt Lamb: The Art of Success is a well-conceived, cleverly written global view of Lamb's personal and artistic life. With clarity and humor, Richard Speer engulfs the reader in Lamb's world. An apt retelling of a boisterous life, full of fascinating vignettes and Lamb's paradoxical blend of charm and irony." Enrique Mallen, PhD, Picasso scholar and professor, Texas A&M University "Mr. Speer guides us with insight and humor through the amazing story of Matt Lamb, an artist who lives large while tip-toeing on the sidelines of death." George Wendt, actor "Emphasizes that 'The American Dream' is alive and well. A great story." Robert L. Waltrip, Chairman and CEO, Service Corporation International "Richard Speer brings insight and sensitivity to the envisioning, making, and business of art through the evolution of Matt Lamb." Nancy Azara, artist and author of Spirit Taking Form "Showcases an extraordinary life built on hard work and raw talent. Richard Speer's biography of Lamb shows that being an artist, entrepreneur, visionary and Teamster are not mutually exclusive. In this inspiring story, they are all parts of one man's remarkable life." James Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters "Lamb is an earthy blend of multiple strata: keen business acumen, spiritual curiosity, uninhibited artistry, and infectious enthusiasm. The man, his work, and this book catch and hold our attention." Fabrice Braunrot, Managing Director, JPMorgan Private Bank "Like Lamb's paintings, this book is created in layers and allows us to go into each period of Lamb's life, so we may better understand him and the spirits coming out of his canvases." David Sabin, founder and chairman of Salton USA

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Author(s):
Richard speer
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Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0471711543
ISBN-13:
9780471711544
Publisher:
John Wiley
Title:
Matt Lamb the art of success

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In this tell-all biography, journalist Richard Speer gives readers an all-access pass into the uproarious, uplifting life of Matt Lamb, a highly successful businessman turned world-famous painter. A rich and inspirational story, Matt Lamb: The Art of Success captures the essence of this flamboyant yet enigmatic figure and details how he transformed from his first success as CEO of a multi-million-dollar business to become one of the art world's most celebrated and controversial painters. Through candid interviews with Lamb, his family members, friends, detractors, and critics, readers will discover how Lamb came to run a family-owned funeral business with all the drama and pathos of the hit TV show, Six Feet Under only to be told by doctors he was dying of a grave illness and should begin planning his own funeral. Page after engaging page, Matt Lamb: The Art of Success moves on to reveal how Lamb beat the illness and lived to become a spiritually driven painter hailed as an heir to Pablo Picasso, all the while thumbing his nose at critics who dismissed him and his millions as the antithesis of starving-artist chic. Now in his 70s, Lamb is still moving and shaking, redefining the art world, and tackling his toughest challenge ever: painting for world peace. This book will uncover the secrets to Lamb's success in business and art and leave readers asking: What new adventures are around the corner for this maverick entrepreneur/philosopher? And what can we learn from his life? MATT LAMB: The Art of Success "An entertaining and educational read for the lay person as well as the scholar, Matt Lamb: The Art of Success is a well-conceived, cleverly written global view of Lamb's personal and artistic life. With clarity and humor, Richard Speer engulfs the reader in Lamb's world. An apt retelling of a boisterous life, full of fascinating vignettes and Lamb's paradoxical blend of charm and irony." Enrique Mallen, PhD, Picasso scholar and professor, Texas A&M University "Mr. Speer guides us with insight and humor through the amazing story of Matt Lamb, an artist who lives large while tip-toeing on the sidelines of death." George Wendt, actor "Emphasizes that 'The American Dream' is alive and well. A great story." Robert L. Waltrip, Chairman and CEO, Service Corporation International "Richard Speer brings insight and sensitivity to the envisioning, making, and business of art through the evolution of Matt Lamb." Nancy Azara, artist and author of Spirit Taking Form "Showcases an extraordinary life built on hard work and raw talent. Richard Speer's biography of Lamb shows that being an artist, entrepreneur, visionary and Teamster are not mutually exclusive. In this inspiring story, they are all parts of one man's remarkable life." James Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters "Lamb is an earthy blend of multiple strata: keen business acumen, spiritual curiosity, uninhibited artistry, and infectious enthusiasm. The man, his work, and this book catch and hold our attention." Fabrice Braunrot, Managing Director, JPMorgan Private Bank "Like Lamb's paintings, this book is created in layers and allows us to go into each period of Lamb's life, so we may better understand him and the spirits coming out of his canvases." David Sabin, founder and chairman of Salton USA

Author(s):
Richard speer
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0471711543
ISBN-13:
9780471711544
Publisher:
John Wiley
Title:
Matt Lamb the art of success

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