Colleen Browning: The Enchantment of Realism

Colleen Browning: The Enchantment of Realism

by Philip Eliasoph
     
 

The first monograph on one of the few women Realist painters, Colleen Browning, who painted streetscapes of Harlem, and Manhattan.

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The first monograph on one of the few women Realist painters, Colleen Browning, who painted streetscapes of Harlem, and Manhattan.

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…a definitive survey highly recommended for any serious arts collection.
—Midwest Book Review
Library Journal
Colleen Browning (1918–2003) left her home in England in 1949 to become one of the few women working in the New York City world of realist painters. Her figurative works display the easy command of materials and media that became her hallmark. Eliasoph (visual & performing arts, Fairfield Univ.; Robert Vickrey: The Magic of Realism) describes her unbounded enthusiasm for the optimistic and open life of postwar New York. Browning was well aware of the work of her contemporaries, and one can see echoes in her art of Stanley Spencer, Salvador Dalí, and Edward Hopper. Her later works became more abstract and the imagery less defined. This catalog was produced for a traveling exhibition that began in Ireland and traveled to the United States. VERDICT The first monograph on this important woman painter is a much-needed addition to the history of realism in the second half of the 20th century. The works are well reproduced, and the bibliography, although selected, is an excellent reference tool for the period and genre.—Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555953669
Publisher:
Hudson Hills Press
Publication date:
02/16/2012
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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