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The Great Bratby: A Portrait of John Bratby RA
     

The Great Bratby: A Portrait of John Bratby RA

by Maurice Yacowar
 

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This complete biographical look at John Bratby, an English painter who founded the “kitchen sink” style of art that was influential and popularized in the 1950s, reveals an eccentric artist who battled addictions and insecurity. Touching on the shameless publicity employed to make himself Britain’s first modern celebrity artist, this is the first

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This complete biographical look at John Bratby, an English painter who founded the “kitchen sink” style of art that was influential and popularized in the 1950s, reveals an eccentric artist who battled addictions and insecurity. Touching on the shameless publicity employed to make himself Britain’s first modern celebrity artist, this is the first study to mine the Bratby Archive, which includes his selections from his intimate diaries. In addition to close readings of his art, this work examines his writings and his fiction, from his bestseller Breakdown to his unpublished novels and pornographic short stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904750260
Publisher:
Libri Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
Art + Design
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Maurice Yacowar is emeritus professor of English and film studies at the University of Calgary.

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