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UK £10.99
US $14.99
Paperback
64 pages
34 line drawings, 29 colour illustrations
28 x 22 cm (11.25 x 8.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4708-2
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The Coloring Book of the Art of Marsden Hartley

Introduction by Rick Kinsel

Line drawings by Paula Kinsel

This new colouring book is devoted to the remarkable artwork of the pre-eminent American modernist Marsden Hartley (1877–1943). Hartley grew up in poverty in Maine, but, full of creativity and imagination, he dreamed of travel and adventure. He made his way to Europe in the years before the First World War and created exciting modernist paintings based on the visual influences that he encountered in the vibrant cities of Paris, Berlin and Munich. Solitary by nature, Hartley never lost his wanderlust, and throughout his life found inspiration in many other landscapes and cultures, including in southern France, Italy, Bermuda, New Mexico, Mexico and Canada. When ultimately he returned to the Maine of his childhood, Hartley did so with decades of artistic knowledge and cultural engagement. This book provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural world that Hartley loved: the vast deserts of the American Southwest, the windswept beaches of New England, the sun-soaked hillsides of Provence, and the dramatic peaks of the Bavarian Alps. Also featured are some of Hartley’s powerful still lifes and abstract compositions – genres in which he often experimented with new ideas, styles and motifs – and several striking potraits. Be guided by Hartley’s bold use of colour or express yourself through your own choice of palette and design!

 

A new colouring book showcasing the visionary works of this pioneering American modernist artist

Features a diverse range of artworks, including landscapes, figures, still lifes and abstract compositions

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

Published to coincide with an exhibition opening at the Vilcek Foundation, New York, in September 2022

Published in association with the Vilcek Foundation, New York

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Author Profiles

Rick Kinsel has been on the board of directors of the Vilcek Foundation since its establishment in 2000. He became Executive Director of the foundation in 2003 and President in 2016, in which role he manages the Vilcek Collection, conceives and facilitates the curation of travelling exhibitions based on the collection, and oversees the foundation’s primary operations in the award of prizes and grants in the arts, sciences and humanities.

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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