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Robert L. Riggs was a Philadelphia based artist noted for his work in illustration, painting, and printmaking--a keen observer in the fields of boxing, the circus, and medicine and a producer of superb, well executed lithographs in these areas. This is the first scholarly effort to bring all his prints together in one volume and to examine his work as an artist. All of his distinctive lithographs are reproduced here. Fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of 84 lithographs produced between 1932 and 1950, p. 56-98. Chronology, biographical essay; comments, edition size, collections, exhibition history and reproductions noted for each print; and bibliography.
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This is the first scholarly effort to examine the complete body of Robert Riggs's lithographs. Bassham's essay expertly portrays the artist's eccentric life and makes the case for Riggs being in the front ranks of American printmakers. From the early years of the Depression to the late 1940s, he was one of this country's most prolific and successful commercial illustrators. But he is also known for his lithographs, with their richly detailed depictions of the terminally ill and the mentally deranged, and images of prizefighting. For these Riggs has been compared to Diane Arbus and George Bellows. The present volume reproduces all of his 84 lithographs. Recommended for large art and illustration collections. Daniel J. Lombardo, Jones Lib., Amherst, Mass.
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Book Description Art Alliance Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110879825146
Book Description Art Alliance Pr, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0879825146
Book Description Art Alliance Pr, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00JTBRAYU