Edited by James Wechsler*
Foreword by Donald Kuspit**
28 x 24 cm (91⁄2 x 11 in)
100 illustrations, 80 in colour
The work of the Russian-American artist Ary Stillman (1891–1967) attracted great critical acclaim during the mid-twentieth century, but until recently his contribution to modern art has been largely overlooked. This lavishly illustrated volume – the first major monograph ever devoted to Stillman – traces the artist’s development from his early impressionist and representational painting to his striking post-war Abstract Expressionist works. The book explores all the stylistic phases of Stillman’s career, with essays on his Paris period, his innovative white-line drawings, his visit to Palestine and his final years in Mexico, and offers new perspectives on the history of American modernism.
- The first in-depth study of this artist of the New York School
- A wonderfully designed book, showcasing 80 works by Stillman
- Features an overview of the artist’s life and achievements, complemented by essays on the evolution of his career
*JAMES WECHSLER is an art historian based in New York and past Curator of the Stillman-Lack Foundation.
**DONALD KUSPIT is Professor of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has published widely on modern art.
Available now from your local bookstore or online, the first major monograph ever devoted to Stillman
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Book REVIEW in the Spring '09 Issue of Jewish Book World