Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter

by Ludman Joan, John T. Spike, William C. Agee, Rackstraw Downes

This monumental project documents every known painting by Porter.


This monumental project documents every known painting by Porter.

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Library Journal
The figurative, highly colored works of Fairfield Porter (1907-75) are often overshadowed by those of his more flamboyant contemporaries in the Abstract Expressionist New York School or the striking output of artists such as Stuart Davis or Edward Hopper. His meticulous landscapes, still lifes, and portraits are, however, an important contribution to American art. Covering Porter's adult output (1924-75), this catalogue raisonn chronicles over 1300 works. Each work is fully documented, including provenance, exhibition history, and references. Though a vast majority of the works are illustrated with black-and-white images, a significant number are represented with color plates. Compiled by art historian Ludman (who also compiled Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonn of His Prints), this volume also includes essays by art historians Rackstraw Dawes, William C. Agee, and John T. Spikes. For a complete biographical treatment of Porter, see Justin Spring's Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art (LJ 1/00). Recommended for larger collections of 20th-century art. Martin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, DC Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Hudson Hills Press
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9.38(w) x 12.22(h) x 1.42(d)

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