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Re: [BKARTS] Artist biographies



If you mean real biographies, such as normal books, two recent ones have
been truly outstanding:  about Henri Matisse (volume 2 is now out and I
haven't read it but hope to get it for Christmas!) and Wilem de Kooning.
Both put the artists in context historically and in their culture and the
authors are quite knowledgeable about the art of both, the influences of
people and life experiences, as well as the general history of art.

Signa

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Betty Bright
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Subject: Artist biographies


This is a bit off-topic, and apologies for cross-posting, but I am
investigating the artist biography, and I would appreciate it if list
members would pass along their favorites, along with their thoughts as to
what ingredients contributed to its success.

Many thanks,

Betty Bright

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