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The Sound of Sleat: A Painter's Life

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The remarkable autobiography of an American artist's dreams, passions, and work

As an American abstract expressionist painter and early protege of Leo Castelli, Jon Schueler lived and worked among the country's most gifted artists: Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Jasper Johns, and many others. Schueler was mysteriously d
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 15th 1999 by Picador
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Jul 18, 2015 Carl rated it it was amazing
There's nothing else like this in the Abstract Expressionist era's literature of fact or fiction. Uniquely contextual at times (perspective on the New York scene, altho the Scottish Highlands are much further up the dramatis personae than Rothko), deeply personal at most other times. Memoir, diary, letters from others interwoven. "A north wind blowing off the sea promised clarity." (p. 63)
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