Foreword by Sandra Still Campbell and Diane Still Knox, Contributions by Dean Sobel and David Anfam
The first significant publication on Clyfford Still and his work in more than twenty-five years celebrates one of abstract expressionism’s founders. Best known for his compelling abstract works with jagged fields and powerful expanses of color, Clyfford Still (1904–1980) stands among the giants of post–World War II art. Together with Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, and Barnett Newman, Still helped shape abstract expressionism. This vividly illustrated book presents more than one hundred of Still’s greatest works and is the first comprehensive catalogue of the new Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. The book offers intimate reflections written by his daughters Sandra Still Campbell and Diane Still Knox; Dean Sobel chronicles the origins of the new museum; and David Anfam, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Still’s work, gives a new scholarly and critical perspective of Still, made possible by the opening of the museum. Illustrations include monumental paintings, works on paper, and Still’s only sculptures, many of which have never been published or publicly exhibited.
About The Author
Clyfford Still’s daughters Sandra Still Campbell and Diane Still Knox have played an active role in cataloging and preserving the artist’s legacy. Dean Sobel is the director of the Clyfford Still Museum and the former director of the Aspen Art Museum. David Anfam is a critic and curator who has written several books on modern American art.