Interviews with American Artists

Interviews with American Artists This astounding book includes interviews recorded over the past years with leading American artists Together they illuminate all the great developments in American art Here are the views of Da

  • Title: Interviews with American Artists
  • Author: David Sylvester
  • ISBN: 9780300092042
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This astounding book includes 21 interviews, recorded over the past 40 years, with leading American artists Together they illuminate all the great developments in American art Here are the views of David Smith, Richard Serra, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, Philip Guston, Robert Rauschenberg, and others.

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    1. Anthony David Bernard Sylvester CBE, 21 September 1924 London 19 June 2001 London was a British art critic and curator During a long career David Sylvester was influential in promoting modern art in Britain, in particular the work of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.Born into a well connected north London Jewish family, Sylvester had trouble as a student at University College School and was thrown out of the family home He wrote for the paper Tribune and went to Paris in 1947 where he met Alberto Giacometti one of the strongest influences on him Though writing for a range of publications as a critic including The Observer and New Statesman the main thrust of his writing that direct response to the artwork was most important remained constant Sylvester is credited with coining the term kitchen sink originally to describe a strand of post war British painting typified by John Bratby Sylvester used the phrase negatively but it was widely applied to other art forms including literature and theatre During the 1950s Sylvester worked with Henry Moore, Freud and Bacon but also supported Richard Hamilton and the other Young Turks of British pop art This led him to become a prominent media figure in the 1960s During the 1960s and 70s Sylvester occupied a number of roles at the Arts Council of Great Britain serving on advisory panels and on the main panel In 1969 he curated a Renoir exhibition at the Hayward Gallery for which he was assisted by a young Nicholas Serota.

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