William Coldstream

William Coldstream

by Bruce Laughton, William Coldstream
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300102437

ISBN-13: 9780300102437

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

William Coldstream (1908–1987) was a leading figure in British twentieth-century art, influential both as a member of the art establishment and as a figurative painter. This book is both an engrossing account of his life and analysis of his work.
Coldstream used art to portray real life, rendering his subjects—whether an urban landscape, a portrait, or

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William Coldstream (1908–1987) was a leading figure in British twentieth-century art, influential both as a member of the art establishment and as a figurative painter. This book is both an engrossing account of his life and analysis of his work.
Coldstream used art to portray real life, rendering his subjects—whether an urban landscape, a portrait, or a nude—with objectivity. In 1937 he co-founded the Euston Road School, and in 1943 he was appointed an Official War Artist and sent to Egypt and Italy, where he painted the war-torn landscape. Following the war he taught at Camberwell School of Art before being appointed Slade Professor of Fine Art in 1949. Coldstream remained in that position for twenty-five years, raising the Slade to the height of its renown and inspiring generations of students. After his retirement in 1975, he produced some of his finest works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102437
Publisher:
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Series:
Studies in British Art Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 10.34(h) x 1.11(d)

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