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Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art

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Fairfield Porter, a painter who produced realist work in the midst of the Abstract Expressionist movement, was hailed by John Ashbery in 1983 as "perhaps the major American artist of this century." This intimate literary and intellectual biography of Porter tells his life story -- integrating it with his art, art criticism, and poetry -- and in so doing explains Ashbery's ...more
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Published December 11th 1999 by Yale University Press
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Apr 21, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it
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Sometimes you learn why more about someone you admire when you read a biography. I have always been drawn to the work of Fairfield Porter but was unaware of his personal issues. I still think he is a key American artist of the 20th century.
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May 19, 2011 Tara rated it it was amazing
This was recommended by a painter friend who saw that I was looking at Wolf Kahn. I can't wait to see who is recommended after Fairfield Porter-- a whole new level of color that consumes the subject...
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Great biography. The author vividly brings Fairfield Porter, his family, friends and the places he painted to life.
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An absolutely engaging biography that reveals so much about the psychology of the artist's work.
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Justin Spring is a New York based writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture. He is the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including the biography Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art (Yale University Press, 2000) and Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude (Universe, 2002). He has been the recipient of a number of grants, fellowships, and awards, including a ...more
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