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Fairfield Porter
Fairfield Porter
by John Wilmerding, Karen Wilkin, J.D. McClatchy

The first comprehensive survey of the beloved figurative realist painting Fairfield Porter to be published in more than two decades. A figurative realist in the heyday of abstract expressionism, Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) painted him, his family, and friend in New York City, in Southampton, Long Island, and on an island off the Main coast, all depicting a relaxed and comfortable world that seemed to mirror his own affluent, well-connected existence. With a carefully curated selection of the artists best works, John Wilmerding, a specialist in America art, gives full consideration to porters expressive compositions and a color palette influenced by his coastal surroundings. Karen Wilkin discusses Porter's influences and pictorial creativity. Distinguished poet J.D. McClatchy writes a reflection on one of Porter's paintings.

9.8" x 1.3" x 11.3"
240 pages


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