Jon Schueler: To the North

Jon Schueler: To the North

by Gerald Nordland, Richard Ingleby
     
 
This is the first comprehensive testimony to the power and poetry of the paintings by this American artist who began his career in 1950s New York. Art historian Gerald Nordland explores Schueler's student days, placing his work in the context of faculty members Clyfford Still and Hassel Smith and fellow students Ernest Briggs and Edward Dugmore. He then traces

Overview

This is the first comprehensive testimony to the power and poetry of the paintings by this American artist who began his career in 1950s New York. Art historian Gerald Nordland explores Schueler's student days, placing his work in the context of faculty members Clyfford Still and Hassel Smith and fellow students Ernest Briggs and Edward Dugmore. He then traces Schueler's bold, early abstract paintings as they evolved towards an imagery informed by his experiences during World War II.

Critic Richard Ingleby expands on the significance of Scotland and "the north" in Schueler's work and notes the artist's admiration for J.M.W. Turner. Drawing on the artist's published memoirs, Ingleby examines Schueler's struggle to maintain a balance between painting and writing, and his relationship with Mark Rothko.

Author Biography: Gerald Nordland has written extensively on twentieth-century art, including such books as Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas and Gaston Lachaise: The Man and his Work.

Richard Ingleby is an art critic and owner of the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of Christopher Wood: An English Painter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858941776
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.44(d)

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