Frank Duveneck: American Master

Frank Duveneck: American Master

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Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  280
Publisher:  D Giles Ltd
Year:  2020
ISBN:  9781911282648

A fresh look at the work of Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), one of the most celebrated American artists of the Gilded Age. Seeing the bold, confident handling with which Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) infuses life into his subjects can be breathtaking. This is the first major publication in more than 30 years devoted to Duveneck, one of the most influential and widely respected late-nineteenth century American artists.Beloved to his students, Duveneck was lauded by many Gilded Age luminaries such as James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Henry James. Yet a century after his death, he is largely known only for a single, brilliant painting, The Whistling Boy. By contextualising his work in the artistic, cultural and social milieus of the time, this publication offers diverse perspectives on Duveneck's life, work, subjects and reputation. The essays span his beginnings as a painter of dark realism to his later impressionistic work and examine his significance as a printmaker and draftsman. The lavishly illustrated volume includes a chronology and selected bibliography. AUTHOR: Julie Aronson is curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, Cincinnati Art Museum. 224 colour illustrations