"Elmer Bischoff is one of the small handful of truly fine artists at mid-century and beyond working in Northern California. His art is of national importance. In Susan Landauer he has the author who can bring his life and art to us."--Walter Hopps, Twentieth Century Curator, The Menil Collection "This first substantial monograph on Elmer Bischoff ...Read More"Elmer Bischoff is one of the small handful of truly fine artists at mid-century and beyond working in Northern California. His art is of national importance. In Susan Landauer he has the author who can bring his life and art to us."--Walter Hopps, Twentieth Century Curator, The Menil Collection "This first substantial monograph on Elmer Bischoff offers a warm appraisal of a deacon of West Coast painters, justly celebrated for his lifelong navigation of the "tightrope" between abstract painting's sensual materiality and the ethical implications of a figurative art. Susan Landauer meets her own high standards of nuanced social history, and Bill Berkson's brief introduction is studded with gems."--Caroline Jones, author of "Bay Area Figurative Art " "Susan Landauer's new monograph is a welcome addition to Twentieth Century Bay Area art history. She is a specialist, who explores the life and work, attitudes and ideals of this important artist, his European and American influences, in parallel with those of his famous colleagues, Richard Diebenkorn and David Park. She brings historical understanding and esthetic subtlety to the study as she digs into the artist's esthetic and educational philosophy, the relation between painting and improvised jazz, temporary blocks and personal crises, as well as his complete reinventions of his drawing and painting. All this is set in the context of the life of art in the Bay Area community (1940-1990) and results in a readable work of value to professionals while remaining accessible to more casual readers."--Gerald Nordland, author of "Richard Diebenkorn "Read Less
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(BISCHOFF, ELMER). Kuspit, Donald. ELMER BISCHOFF: PAINTINGS FROM THE FIGURATIVE PERIOD 1954-70. San Francisco: John Berggruen Gallery, 1990. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. 48pp, 16 color and 1 b&w illustration + cover. Designed by Suzanne Anderson-Carey. With a chronology, exhibition history and collections listing. This is the lovely catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1990 San Francisco gallery exhibition of seventeen works by the renowned Bay Area figurative artist Elmer Bischoff. A most handsome copy of this uncommon item. Inventory Number: 023369.
Fine Condition in Fine Condition jacket. 210 pp., 166 illustrations most in color. First edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from The Oakland Museum, Oakland CA October 19-December 22, 2002. Navy blue cloth with gilt stamped letters to the spine. Includes notes, chronology, bibliography, and index. Dustjacket is protected with a mylar cover.
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