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Lives of the Great 20th-Century Artists

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Contained here are the sometimes strange, sad and intriguing life stories of 100 artists who have shaped our perceptions of the 20th century. Grouped according to style and era are both the undisputed greats and the controversial, from Picasso and Duchamp to Louise Bourgeois and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The stories are illustrated by their most notable paintings, including se ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1986)
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Jun 27, 2013 Denis Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent overview of modern artists, it is by no means comprehensive. The last 3 or 4 sections are the weakest parts as they are dealing with contemporary artists and I doubt if all readers would agree with the choices made. This is a book everyone interested in art should read.
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John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith, known as Edward Lucie-Smith, is an English writer, poet, art critic, curator and broadcaster.

Lucie-Smith was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moving to the United Kingdom in 1946. He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and, after a little time in Paris, he read History at Merton College, Oxford from 1951 to 1954.

After serving in the Royal Air Force as an Educ
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