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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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