Edited by Avis Berman, Contributions by Elizabeth Thompson Colleary and Heather Campbell Coyle and Judith F. Dolkart and Alicia G. Longwell
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist
A monumental new monograph accompanying the first major retrospective in fifty years of the work of William Glackens, an important American realist painter. This richly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introduction to William Glackens (1870-1938), one of the liveliest and most influential American painters of the early twentieth century. A founder of the Ashcan School, along with painters such as Robert Henri and John Sloan, Glackens was crucial to the introduction of modern art in the United States through his collaboration with Albert C. Barnes and his championing of landmark exhibitions of American and European avant-garde art. 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 landscapes, in which he captured people and their surroundings with matchless spontaneity and spirit. The book features essays by important scholars examining the artist's relationship with French painting, his social observation and interest in costume, his depiction of women, and his role as a tastemaker.
About The Author
Avis Berman is an independent writer and art historian. Elizabeth Thompson Colleary is an independent scholar. Heather Campbell Coyle is the curator of American art at the Delaware Art Museum. Judith F. Dolkart is the deputy director of art and archival collections and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes Foundation. Alicia G. Longwell is the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, Parrish Art Museum. Martha Lucy teaches in the art and art history department at Drexel University and was formerly associate curator at the Barnes Foundation. Patricia Mears is deputy director of the Museum at FIT, New York. Carol Troyen is an independent scholar and the Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings at the MFA, Boston