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by Gail Stavitsky,Katherine Rothkopf,Jayne S. Warman,Jill Anderson Kyle,Ellen Handy,Jerry N. Smith,Mary Tomkins Lewis

  • ISBN: 0300147155
  • Category: Photo and Art
  • Author: Gail Stavitsky,Katherine Rothkopf,Jayne S. Warman,Jill Anderson Kyle,Ellen Handy,Jerry N. Smith,Mary Tomkins Lewis
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (September 22, 2009)
  • Pages: 376 pages
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Cézanne and American Modernism is the first book devoted specifically to his impact on American art and its eager reception there. Gail Stavitsky is Chief Curator of the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey

Cézanne and American Modernism is the first book devoted specifically to his impact on American art and its eager reception there. It shows how American painters and photographers cemented Cézanne’s legacy by spreading their respect and admiration for his vision with their own art, writings, and exhibitions. Gail Stavitsky is Chief Curator of the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey. Katherine Rothkopf is Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at The Baltimore Museum of Art.

This hefty (5-pound, 376-page) book accompanied the exhibition curated by Gail Stavitsky & Katherine Rothkopf

by Gail Stavitsky (Author, Contributor), Katherine Rothkopf (Author, Contributor), Jayne S. Warman (Contributor), Jill Anderson Kyle (Contributor), Ellen Handy (Contributor), Jerry N. Smith (Contributor), Mary Tomkins Lewis (Contributor) & 4 more. This hefty (5-pound, 376-page) book accompanied the exhibition curated by Gail Stavitsky & Katherine Rothkopf. The exhibition appeared at 3 museums: Montclair Art Museum, Sept.

Cezanne and American Modernism (Hardback)

Cezanne and American Modernism (Hardback). Gail Stavitsky (author,author of contributions), Katherine Rothkopf (author,author of contributions), Jill Anderson Kyle (author of contributions), Jane S. Warman (author of contributions), Ellen Handy (author of contributions), Jerry N. Smith (author of contributions), Mary Tompkins Lewis (author of contributions). Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) is one of the great geniuses in the history of art, and his work has influenced a multitude of artists throughout Europe. Across the Atlantic, Cezanne's paintings had a similarly catalytic effect on artists emerging in the United States during the early 20th century.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2009016058. Cezannes helped reshape photographic art in America, Ellen Handy Cezanne and the American West, Jerry N. Smith Epilogue : Cezanne and abstract expressionism, Mary Tompkins Lewis. Personal Name: Ce?zanne, Paul, 1839-1906.

This book shows how American painters and photographers cemented Cezanne's legacy by spreading their respect and admiration for his vision with their . Katherine Rothkopf, Gail Stavitsky. Place of Publication. Individual Artists, Art Monographs.

This book shows how American painters and photographers cemented Cezanne's legacy by spreading their respect and admiration for his vision with their own art, writings, and exhibitions.

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Ellen Joan Handy is an American art critic and historian of art, printmaking, and photography

Ellen Joan Handy is an American art critic and historian of art, printmaking, and photography. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-14715-5.

Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) is one of the great geniuses in the history of art, and his work has influenced a multitude of artists throughout Europe. Across the Atlantic, Cézanne’s paintings had a similarly catalytic effect on artists emerging in the United States during the early 20th century. Cézanne and American Modernism is the first book devoted specifically to his impact on American art and its eager reception there. It shows how American painters and photographers cemented Cézanne’s legacy by spreading their respect and admiration for his vision with their own art, writings, and exhibitions.

Examining Cézanne’s influence on more than a generation of American artists, this handsomely illustrated book features paintings and photography by Paul Strand, Marsden Hartley, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Demuth, Arshile Gorky, Charles Sheeler, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Maurice Prendergast, Morgan Russell, Max Weber, and many others. Cézanne’s far-reaching transformative impact on each artist’s aesthetic vision is explored, while extensive essays shed new light on a wide range of subjects from American collectors of his work and his shaping of modernism in the American West to the lasting resonance of his art on Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s.


Reviews about Cézanne and American Modernism (4):
Celore
Beautiful book, great reproductions illustrating the Cezanne's influence on other artists.
Would have preferred a paperback edition for many reasons including the energy consumed shipping it to Hawaii.
Amazon.com provided efficient service as always!
Made-with-Love
This hefty (5-pound, 376-page) book accompanied the exhibition curated by Gail Stavitsky & Katherine Rothkopf. The exhibition appeared at 3 museums: Montclair [NJ] Art Museum, Sept. 13, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Feb. 14 - May 23, 2010; & Phoenix Art Museum, June 26 - Sept. 26, 2010.

The essay titles, in shortened form, are 1. "Cezanne & American Modernism," pp. 20-63, by Gail Stavitsky, 2. "Cezanne, the 'Plastic,' & American Artist/Critics" by Jill Anderson Kyle, 3. "Cezanne Crosses the Atlantic: Vollard & American Collections" by Jayne S. Warman, 4. "The Cone Sisters: Discovering Cezanne & Modern Art" by Katherine Rothkopf, 5. "Cezanne & Modernist American Photography" by Ellen Handy, 6. "Cezanne & the American West" by Jerry N. Smith, and 7. "Epilogue: Cezanne & Abstract Expressionism" by Mary Tompkins Lewis.

The Catalogue begins on p.140, with 22 "...key works by Paul Cezanne that were likely seen by, & were inspiration for, the [34] American modernists whose works follow, in alphabetical order by artists' names." (A paragraph details where each of these Cezannes was published & exhibited in the 1910s & 1920s.) I'll give 2 examples, of the 34 American artists, to show how this works: Prendergast & Gorky. When Maurice Prendergast returned from Paris in 1907, he shared his enthusiasm for Cezanne's work with anyone who would listen. Prendergast's role in promoting Cezanne's work is discussed in 3 pages written by Nancy Mowll Mathews. Then there are 7 color reproductions of paintings & watercolors by Prendergast. After emigrating to America in 1920, Arshile Gorky taught himself to paint by "apprenticing" himself to Cezanne. He studied Cezannes in galleries & in books. Before going outside to paint a landscape, he consulted his b&w pictures of Cezanne, & when he returned he compared his work to the pix. Gorky's interest in Cezanne is discussed by Isabelle Dervaux in 2 pages; then there are color illus. of 3 works made by Gorky during 1927, the year of his "apprenticeship."

Other features of this book are a Checklist of exhibited works, a Selected Chronology 1895 - 1930, a Selected Bibliography (both compiled by Emily Schuchardt Navratil), brief bios of the 22 contributors (p. 362), & an Index.
Jode
This is the catalogue for the current exhibition held at the Montclair Art Museum, which will later travel to Baltimore, and it focuses on a little-studied aspect of American art: the influence of Cézanne on pre-WWII American modernists (Hartley, Demuth, Man Ray, Gorky, etc). It is a wonderfully illustrated and thoroughly informative publication and, if anything, it serves as a reminder of how strong European influences were at the time and how those influences contributed to thwart the birth of a truly original American modern art (this was to happen only after WWII and the eclosion of Abstract Expressionism).

The book is full of interesting insights (such as the role of Francophile American collectors in promoting Cézanne in the US) and also of outright discoveries, such as "Cezannian" landscapes by Man Ray or Gorky which appear weak and industrious when compared to the master's works. Some three years after the Whitney exhibition focusing on the influence of Picasso on American Art, this book is an ideal complement to it and helps to understand the early developments of XXth century American painting.
Joony
"Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
They will see the land that is very far off." -- Isaiah 33:17

How does artistic influence spread? Today, an image in one location can be soon seen by billions through television, the Internet, and reproduction on paper.

A hundred years ago, a reclusive artist's work might only be seen by a few hundred people during a lifetime. Cezanne is a partial example because his work wasn't widely exhibited and collected during his lifetime. Yet if you go to any museum that presents modern art, you will see Cezanne described as a seminal influence on much of what occurred in the last century. If you are like me, you probably just assumed that Cezanne's work was always well appreciated and understood. Wrong!

Cezanne and American Modernism (the exhibition catalog for the show that is just ending at the Montclair Art Museum, moves next to The Baltimore Museum of Art, and concludes at the Phoenix Art Museum over the summer) delicately describes Cezanne's career: the visibility of his work during and after his life especially through collectors, dealers, and exhibitions; how artists and critics evaluated the work over time; and details the influence that Cezanne had on the works of over 30 prominent 20th century American artists in excellent, well-researched essays and illustrations. By coming from so many different perspectives, the essays and illustrations speak eloquently about Cezanne in a way that you've probably never thought about him. I especially enjoyed seeing Cezanne's works displayed on the same or adjoining pages as the American works that so obviously seem to be inspired from them.

Although I hadn't planned to make a special trip to see this show, now I feel that I absolutely must if I want to more deeply understand Cezanne and the many American artists whose work I so admire.

The American artists who are discussed and displayed in the volume include: Josef Bakos, Oscar Bluemner, Anne Brigman, Patrick Henry Bruce, Arthur B. Carles, Andrew Dasburg, Arthur B. Davies, Charles Demuth, Arther G. Dove, Arshile Gorky, Marsden Hartley, William H. Johnson, Leon Kroll, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, John Marin, Alfred H. Maurer, Willard Nash, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Paul Outerbridge, Walter Pach, Maurice Prendergast, Man Ray, Anne Estelle Rice, Morgan Russell, Morton Livingston Schamberg, Charles Sheeler, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Abraham Walkowitz, Margaret Watkins, Max Weber, Clarence H. White, and Hale Woodruff.

If you don't know all of these artists, you'll probably find some new favorites from this book.

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