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UK £10.99
US $14.99
64 pages
30 line drawings, 30 colour illustrations
28 x 22 cm (11.25 x 8.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4693-1
Published in the UK September 2020
Published in the US October 2020
The Coloring Book of American Modernist Artists

Introduction by Rick Kinsel

Line drawings by Paula Kinsel

In the early decades of the 20th century, the United States underwent a period of rapid change. The pace of life accelerated as the machine age took hold, and the landscape was transformed by increasing urbanization. Artists responded in a variety of visual styles, but what they had in common was a desire to reflect modern society and to challenge the conventions of art with a bold, energetic approach to colour and composition. The Coloring Book of American Modernist Artists presents 30 works of the period, ready for you to complete, whether by reproducing the original vibrant palettes or by experimenting and letting your creativity run free. Follow Marsden Hartley and Andrew Dasburg in finding spiritual inspiration in the wide open spaces of the American West, or immerse yourself in the atmospheric city streets as painted with the sleek lines and hard-edged forms of such Precisionists as George Copeland Ault. Max Weber’s expressive still lifes reveal primitive influences and an interest in native cultures, while Jan Matulka’s arrangement is more stylized and geometric. If your mood lends itself to something more abstract, be stimulated by the daring colour combinations of the Cubist-inspired work of Oscar Bluemner, or relax in the mindful contemplation of the swirl of multicoloured forms in Morgan Russell’s and Stanton Macdonald-Wright’s Synchromist paintings. Celebrate this important movement in the history of American art by creating your own modernist masterpieces!


A new colouring book showcasing the exciting, bold works of some of the best-known American modernist artists

With 30 drawings for you to bring to life in colour, either by copying the dazzling palettes of the original artworks or by giving free rein to your own creativity

Featured artists include Oscar Bluemner, Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, Morgan Russell and Max Weber

Published in association with the Vilcek Foundation, New York

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Author Profiles

Rick Kinsel is President of the Vilcek Foundation, where he oversees the curation, stewardship and exhibition of the foundation’s art collections. These collections include significant and comprehensive holdings in American modernism, Native American pottery, pre-Columbian objects, and more. He previously served as the Cataloguer in charge of acquisitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and as Director of Cultural Affairs at Coty, Inc. He has advised on collections and curated exhibitions for both private and public organizations, among them the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Pen + Brush, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts from Bard Graduate Center, New York. In addition to his work in the visual arts, he has produced films and plays, edited a cookbook and judged design contests. 

Paula Kinsel is an artist, graphic designer and art director whose projects include still and motion graphics for film, television and independent art productions. 

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