The Sound Of Sleat: A Painter\'s Life

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SKU: DADAX0312200153
ISBN : 9780312200152
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The Sound of Sleat: A Painter's Life

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 driven to connect nature with a deeply personal passion. In the late 1950s, he travelled for the first time to Mallaig, a town in western Scotland on the Sound of Sleat, where the dramatic landscape inspired his art and continued to influence him throughout his career.

Over nearly thirty years, as he painted, Schueler worked on this book. In it, he struggled to define what it was that compelled him to paint and wrestled with a conflict that confronts all artists--how to strike a balance between the need to create in solitude and the desire for human intimacy. The Sound of Sleat tells the story of a passionate life and offers a fascinating look at the New York art world in the latter half of this century and an astonishing window on art, hope, despair, and creativity.

Specifications of The Sound of Sleat: A Painter's Life

GENERAL
AuthorJon Schueler
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100312200153
ISBN-139780312200152
PublisherPicador
Number Of Pages384
Publication Date1999-01-15
DIMENSIONS
Height9.52 inch.
Length6.46 inch.
Width1.26 inch.
Weight1.6 pounds.

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