Highlighting ten paintings from 1951 to 1991, this publication provides an introduction to the work of American abstract painter Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), examining her breakthrough as an artist in postwar New York, her time in France and the airy abstract impressionism of her late paintings.
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As an artist, Joan Mitchell's talents and significance were often overshadowed by the time and place of her work. While living in New York in the 1950s, for instance, she had to share a stage with such luminaries as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, a feat further complicated by her gender. Second, she chose to live in France for the last decades of her life, causing her to slip from the collective memory of most Americans. Regardless of this undeservedly diminished stature, Mitchell will go down in history as a leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement, leaving behind an impressive and influential body of work. Joan Mitchell is very much a labor of love, since, in her will, the artist asked her longtime friend Klaus Kertess to write the text for this collection, a task that he completes with style and skill. Along with revealing her personality and motivations, Kertess does an admirable job of detailing the impressive artistic circles Mitchell ran in while living in Chicago, New York, and Paris. This volume exhibits 120 pieces of her work, as well as a detailed and comprehensive biographical chronology that is sure to help jog some memories.About the Author :
oan Mitchell (February 12, 1925 - October 30, 1992) was a 'Second Generation' Abstract Expressionist painter. Along with Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan, and Helen Frankenthaler she was one of her era's few female painters to gain critical and public acclaim. Her paintings and editioned prints can be seen in major museums and collections across America and Europe. Nils Ohlsen is director of the Kunsthalle Emden, Germany. He has published on many artists, e.g. Emil Nolde or Per Kirkeby.
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Description du livre Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, 2014. Cloth. État : New. 44 pages 20 illustrations in color. Illustrated boards. Text is in German and English. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from the Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin 10 November 2013-18 January 2014. Biography. N° de réf. du libraire 018769
Description du livre Holzwarth Publications, 2015. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P113935567685