Maurice Prendergast / Nancy Mowll Mathews
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- ISBN: 3791310739 (softcover ed., not available to the trade)
- ISBN: 3791309668 (hardcover ed.)
- Physical Description: 193 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
- Publisher: Munich : Prestel ; 
- Copyright: ℗♭1990
To accompany an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 31, 1990-Sept. 2, ... Read More
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Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- La Belle Epoque: ... Read More
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|Subject:||Prendergast, Maurice, 1858-1924. > Exhibitions.
Summary: Admirers of the work of Maurice Prendergast will welcome this richly illustrated monograph, the first in many years to present an overview of Prendergast's entire career. This volume interweaves a wealth of information on particular paintings (brought to light in the catalogue raisonné that Mathews recently co-authored) with the intriguing story of the life of the artist. Although Prendergast participated in many important modernist movements in America and was a key figure in such exhibitions as "The Eighth" and the Armory Show, he maintained a personal vision. This introduction to Prendergast's paintings, ideas, and affiliations creates a complex portrait, covering his early Impressionist street and beach scenes, painted primarily in watercolor (1894-1906); a middle phase of pointillist still lifes and loose, open brushwork, inspired by Cézanne and Matisse (1907-1913); and the colorful, more flattened figural paintings undertaken after the Armory Show confirmed his position as an artist fully cognizant of the European avant-garde. Throughout his career he was drawn to the newest styles and ideas and was among the first Americans to paint in a modern manner. --