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Mark Rothko: A Biography
Mark Rothko
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0226074064
Describes the life and work of the Abstract Expressionist painter, who immigrated to the United States as a ten-year-old and always considered himself an outsider, and discusses his uneven relationship with the art world
Growing Pains: Diaries and Drawings from the Years 1908-1917
Growing Pains
Diaries and Drawings from the Years 1908-1917
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511735
Wanda Gág rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children's classic, Millions of Cats. Her early diaries, first published in 1940, are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.
Guernica: The Biography Of A Twentieth-Century Icon
The Biography Of A Twentieth-Century Icon
Hardcover      ISBN: 1582341249
A study of Pablo Picasso's seminal painting Guernica describes how a work of art was transformed into an important cultural and political icon, tracing the painting's history from its origins amid the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, its use as a propaganda weapon against fascism, its odyssey to MOMA in New York, and its return to Spain after Franco's death. 10,000 first printing.
de Kooning: An American Master
de Kooning
An American Master
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400041759
Traces the career of abstract expressionist Willem De Kooning, discussing his personal life with wife Elaine Fried, and his battle with alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease.
Lovingly, Georgia: The Complete Correspondence of Georgia O'Keeffe and Anita Pollitzer
Lovingly, Georgia
The Complete Correspondence of Georgia O'Keeffe and Anita Pollitzer
Paperback      ISBN: 0671692372
Correspondence between the two artists share their views on women's rights, literature, and art
Caravaggio: A Passionate Life
A Passionate Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688150322
A lively portrait of the Baroque painter highlights the many contradictions of his life, contrasting his criminal record with his achievements as a painter of religious experience against the background of life in early seventeenth-century Italy. 15,000 first printing.
Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh
Dear Theo
The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh
Paperback      ISBN: 0452275040
A selection of the letters by Vincent van Gogh to his brother shares his outlook on life and art
The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America
The Gag Family
German-Bohemian Artists in America
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434507
Anton Gag arrived in Minnesota from Bohemia about 1879, and founded an artistic dynasty in the German-Bohemian community of New Ulm. L'Enfant (art history, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota) follows his life and that of two of his children, Wanda Hazel (1893-1946), who became a famous children's book author and illustrator ( Millions of Cats ), and Flavia (1907-78), a prolific writer and painter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Picasso: My Grandfather
My Grandfather
Paperback      ISBN: 1573229539
The memoirs of a granddaughter of the master painter describes the deterioration of her father's life, the suicide of her brother, and painful memories about Picasso that drove her to separate herself from his legacy. Reprint.
Dawns and Dusks: Taped Conversations With Diana MacKown
Dawns and Dusks
Taped Conversations With Diana MacKown
Paperback      ISBN: 0684158957
Louise Nevelson discusses her thoughts and experience as a sculptor, her travels, family life, and encounters, and the people who have most affected her life and work