Thursday, 22 February 2018

EbookCoverWelcome to the George Quaintance blog. Your hosts, John Waybright and Ken Furtado, are the authors of QUAINTANCE: The Short Life of an American Art Pioneer, the only complete, authoritative biography of Quaintance ever written. Our book fills a cultural, historical and academic void for this seminal 20th century artist. It is packed with photos and available as an ebook at Smashwords, for the low price of $12.99. We are excited to have exclusive access to hundreds of never-published photographs from Quaintance’s personal scrapbooks and family archives. Sadly, John passed away in May 2013, before seeing the book published. We hope you will use this site as a platform to exchange ideas, information and images related to this under-valued artist, as well as to learn more about him. Please send your email to



EbookCoverAfter ten years and dozens of publishers' rejections, the George Quaintance biography that John and I coauthored is available as an ebook. John passed away in 2013, and in 2014, I made a New Year's resolution to create an ebook version by year's end. I completely re-wrote every chapter, adding about 12,000 words to the original manuscript in the form of new information that we learned since first completing the bio. That task was completed, and this morning, the book became available. You can find it at, for the bargain price of $12.99. Please spread the word and give me your feedback. If you do not have an ebook reader, you can download and install Adobe Digital Editions  free on any computer platform. Go to


#1 Denise 2016-03-02 11:34
I have a Quiantance version of the lovers/lilies that is signed but not dated and looks very much like the one on this site. My grandparents bought it in the 30s I believe and I inherited it upon their death. I would love to have it authenticated and appraised. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might find an expert in his work to do so? I like in NYC.

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