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George Inness

Cikovsky, Nicolai Jr. and Michael Quick

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ISBN 10: 0064307107 / ISBN 13: 9780064307109
Published by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1985
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4to. First paperback edition. Book is in VG+ condition, with rubbing to edges of spine. Corners are creased at tips. Book accompanied exhibition of the same name shown in New York, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles in 1985-1986. Contains numerous color plates. 213 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 11604

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Title: George Inness

Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Softcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Shows a variety of landscapes and pastoral scenes by the nineteenth-century American artist, and includes critical essays on his work

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There's no better way to say it than Cikovsky's first sentence: "George Inness is one of the most neglected major American artists of the nineteenth century." As he surveys Inness' life and dramatically beautiful paintings, Cikovsky identifies various reasons for Inness' decline in critical fortune, from being considered the best landscape artist in America to being almost forgotten. Inness was largely self-taught and had little patience for the detail and labor of drawing and engraving. He loved, instead, the richness of paint and color, which he called the soul of painting, and believed that one painted, "not to imitate a fixed material condition, but to represent a living motion." Epileptic and prone to depression, Inness was inherently attuned to the beauty of shadows and stormy skies, as well as the mysterious, moody sweep of lush, stream-traced landscapes and autumn's golden light and sense of suspension and transition. Inness' atmospheric paintings are difficult to reproduce, but Abrams has done its usual fine job, enabling us to lose ourselves in Inness' extraordinarily lyrical world. Donna Seaman

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