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'Modernist & Mavericks' (2019)
'Modernist & Mavericks' (2019)
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'Modernist & Mavericks' (2019)

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Martin Gayford

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From the publisher:
 
“What can painting do? This question bound together a diverse community of artists in London after the Second World War. In answering it, many became household names: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Gillian Ayres, Frank Bowling, Howard Hodgkins, and more.
 
Drawing on decades of interviews, Martin Gayford unpicks the creative threads and maverick personalities of interwoven lives from postwar Soho bohemia to the Swinging Sixties. It is a story of friendships, experiences, and artistic concerns shared between talented individuals who each developed their own singular approach to painting. All passionately believed that even in the age of new media, an ancient form could do fresh and marvelous things.”
 
19.8 x 12.9cm | 352 pages | softcover
 
Martin Gayford studied philosophy at Cambridge and art history at the Courtauld Institute of London University. He has written prolifically about art and jazz, contributing regularly to the Daily Telegraph and to many arts magazines and exhibition catalogues. Gayford is art critic for The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable, and Michelangelo, among others.