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Franz Kline: The Vital Gesture


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Table of Contents from: Franz Kline Foreword by Millard F. Rogers, Jr. Introduction 1. Studies: Lehighton, Boston, London 2. New York, Public and Private 3. Pennsylvania Landscape 4. Nijinsky, Self-Portraits, Clowns 5. Abstraction 6. Beyond Abstraction 7. Techniques and Conservation Notes Chronology Exhibitions Selected Bibliography Public Collections Acknowledgments Lenders to the Exhibition Index

About the Author

Harry F. Gaugh, an art historian specialising in postwar American art, taught at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, until his death in 1992. The leading authority on Franz Kline, Gaugh curated the landmark exhibition The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline in Retrospect. His other books include the volume on Willem de Kooning in Abbeville's Modern Masters series.


Praise for Franz Kline: "One of the best new books on postwar American art...A sympathetic, though unsparing, account of the artist's life is interwoven expertly with the history of his work, resulting in an exemplary study of a contemporary painter's career." -- San Francisco Examiner--Chronicle "The first book-length study on the artist. It is sharp and informative and it contains a good deal of new documentation." -- The New York Times "This monograph is well researched...and generously illustrated with good color plates. The chronology, notes, bibliography, and personal photographs are valuable resources." -- Choice

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