John Graham: Maverick Modernist by Alicia G. LongwellJohn Graham: Maverick Modernist by Alicia G. Longwell

John Graham: Maverick Modernist

byAlicia G. LongwellContribution byKaren Wilkin, William C. Agee

Paperback | June 22, 2017

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This monograph explores how John Graham became an influential figure in American painting and discusses the development of his distinctly American approach to art-making. John Graham was an American Modernist and figurative painter. He was a mentor figure to artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Arshile Gorky and a notable influence on Abstract Expressionist artists such as Lee Krasner and David Smith. This book includes more than 50 paintings and a selection of important works on paper. Scholarly essays provide insight on each stage of Graham’s career and the practice of art historical investigation, while commentary from contemporary artists offers an understanding of how Graham influenced their work. A reprint of Graham’s seminal article, "Primitive Art and Picasso," first published in 1937, reveals his academic and artistic brilliance.
ALICIA G. LONGWELL is the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY.
Title:John Graham: Maverick ModernistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11.69 × 9.75 × 0.69 inPublished:June 22, 2017Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3791356089

ISBN - 13:9783791356082


Editorial Reviews

"The book comprises around 70 paintings and works on paper, fleshed out with numerous photographs, insightful quotes, and in-depth essays; altogether, it’s an offering as cerebral as it is visual — a fitting tribute to the life and work of a man whose creative output refuses easy categorization." -Santa Fe New Mexican