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An Artful Life: A Biography of D. H. Kahnweiler, 1884-1979

An Artful Life: A Biography of D. H. Kahnweiler, 1884-1979

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by Pierre Assouline, Charles Ruas (Translator)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kahnweiler (1884-1979), a German-Jewish banker, established a Paris gallery in 1907 and championed artists including Picasso, Braque, Leger and Gris. According to PW , ``Assouline's meticulously researched and fluidly translated biography successfully analyzes a complex figure who played a pivotal role in the marketing and eventual triumph of modern art.'' Illustrated. (Oct.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Surely the greatest art dealer of modern art, Kahnweiler was a German Jew who supported first the Fauves, then Picasso and the Cubists Braque and Gris. Key achievements of his long career included his important critical writings on Modernism, plus first publications of texts by Apollinaire, Max Jacobs, Malraux, and others. The dealer committed himself to the careers of his artists, supplying both stipends and encouragement as a matter of course. Each world war wrecked his business and depleted his friends. Specialists will note the personal details concerning key artistic figures, while general readers will benefit from the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the man and his foibles. By no means a great biography, this study will nonetheless prove useful.-- Mary Hamel-Schwulst, Towson State Univ., Md.

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