A British artist who spent two decades living and painting in the United States, John Salt came to prominence in the early 1970s as a leading and innovative Photorealist. His exquisite and intriguing evocations of abandoned cars and dilapidated trailers, often depicted in a bucolic rural setting, challenged the conventional definition of landscape and placed him among the foremost realist painters of his generation.
Based on extensive interviews with the artist, this comprehensive volume explores Salt's influences, inspirations and techniques and places his work in the context of both Photorealism and British and American realist traditions. It includes illustrations of his works from 1969 through to present day.
|Publisher:||Wilson, Philip Publishers, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||10.02(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Linda Chase is the author of several works on contemporary realism including Hyperrealism, (Rizzoli, NY 1975) and Photorealism at the Millennium (with Louis Meisel), Harry N. Abrams, NY 2000. She has been the director and curator of several national and international realist exhibitions and has written numerous museum and gallery catalogs. Her ground-breaking interviews with the Photorealists in the early 1970s helped to establish the place of this movement in contemporary art.