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From Impressionism to
Abstract Expressionism

Edited by James Wechsler*
Foreword by Donald Kuspit**

ISBN-13: 978-1-8589-4433-3
ISBN-10: 1-8589-4433-3
176 pages
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.

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Available now from your local bookstore or online, the first major monograph ever devoted to Stillman

£35.00 UK
$59.95 US
$69.95 CAN

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Book REVIEW in the Spring '09 Issue of Jewish Book World

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