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Fairfield Porter Realist Painter in an Age of Abstraction by Fairfield Porter

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Published by Museum of Fine Arts Boston .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

ContributionsJohn Ashbery (Contributor), Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Corporate Author)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages107
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8116305M
ISBN 100878462317
ISBN 109780878462315

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Fairfield Porter, (born J , Winnetka, Ill., U.S.—died Sept. 18, , Southampton, N.Y.), American painter, printmaker, and writer best known for his naturalistic painting as well as his sophisticated writing on a variety of subjects. As a figurative painter at the height of Abstract Expressionism in the s, Porter painted representational subjects heavily informed by. American Arts Quarterly Winter (Volume 22):Graduate Training at Christie's and Sotheby's;Fairfield Porter by n/a and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Fairfield's older brother, the photographer Eliot Porter, wrote only a small amount about his family background in his several memoirs. Fairfield Porter's children have few, if any, records about their ancestry, apart from one copy of an unpublished biography . Fairfield Porter was at the forefront of post-war representational painters who struggled for recognition during the heyday of Abstract gh a realist in subject matter, Porter not only admired and championed the abstract work of his friend Willem de Kooning, but also himself gravitated to the inherent abstraction found in ality: American.

A figurative realist in the heyday of abstract expressionism, Fairfield Porter () shunned isms and continually broadened his approach, painting himself, his family and friends in .   "The comprehensive book is special because it includes many color reproductions of paintings otherwise seen only in black-and-white (and small) in the artist’s catalogue raisonné from " — "The spare elegance of Brand: Rizzoli.   Fairfield Porter Raw is a new catalog on Fairfield Porter “includes a facsimile from one of the artist’s sketchbooks – this publication accompanies an exhibition at Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, April J – It features approximately 40 works drawn from the Parrish Art Museum’s extensive holdings of his works. A figurative realist in the heyday of abstract expressionism, Fairfield Porter () painted himself, his family, and friends in New York City, in Southampton, Long Island, and on an island off the Maine coast, all depicting a relaxed and comfortable world that seemed to mirror his own affluent, well-connected existence.