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Seurat: A Biography
by John Rewald
In 1943, John Rewald wrote this groundbreaking monograph highlighting the contemporary critical interpretation of the Impressionist painter's work. In collaboration with Felix Feneon, renowned critic and friend of Seurat, Rewald produced a portrait of a fervent era in art history that is essential for understanding the work of the pioneer of pointillism. This reprint inclu ...more
Published December 31st 1990 by ABRAMS
(first published January 1st 1990)
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I didn't just look at the pictures, I actually read the whole thing from cover to cover. I bought it in Harbor Springs MI while on a boat trip from Chicago. Not the easiest book to lug around, so sitting on a boat was perfect. I had lots of time to read. Nice to know Felix Feneon, with whom the author collaborated, knew Seurat and was actually in some of the artwork. I was going to be scenic painter for "Sunday In The Park With George" and enjoyed the immersion into his world. It really got me r ...more