This monograph provides a richly illustrated and comprehensive introduction to William Glackens (1870-1938), an early champion of modernist painting in America and one of its most talented exponents.
The finest examples of his works over a fifty-year career, including paintings previously unknown to the general public, are reproduced here-from intimate nudes, portraits, and figure studies, to vivid still lifes, vibrant street scenes, and bright landscapes in which he captured people and their surroundings with matchless spontaneity and spirit.
Accompanying the first major exhibition in fifty years of the work of William Glackens, the book includes essays by important scholars examining his early years in Philadelphia; his relationship with French painting; his social observation and interest in fashion and costume; his work as a draftsman and illustrator; his depictions of women, urban crowds, landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes; and his role as a tastemaker and art advocate. Also included are a chronology bibliography, exhibition history, and index.
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards - Finalist.
- Author: Avis Berman
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Date published: February 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0847842612
- Product Dimensions: 33.0 x 24.4 cm