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David B. Milne Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings

by David P. Silcox

  • ISBN: 9780802041029
  • ISBN10: 0802041027

David B. Milne Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings

by David P. Silcox

  • List Price: $595.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 74
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780802041029
  • ISBN10: 0802041027
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Description: David Brown Milne (1881-1953) was, according to the distinguished American art critic Clement Greenberg, with John Marin and Marsden Harrier, one of the three most important artists of his generation in North America.

Long a favourite of artists, art historians, curators, and collectors, Milne's high intelligence and fine sensibility are evident on every, page of this remarkable set of books. Over a span of more than fifty years Milne devoted himself to painting and to writing about painting. He produced nearly three thousand pictures and wrote many hundreds of pages of letters, many of them directly or indirectly about his art. Milne's notes, diaries, letters, and essays form a large part of the entries.

Each entry contains the basic information about the medium, size, and date, and the full provenance of each work, its exhibition history, all printed references, and a complete list of documents in which it is referred.

Milne often wrote comments about his paintings, assessing his achievements against his goals, analysing a problem, describing a sequence or process, illuminating the origin of his inspiration. These make the Catalogue a highly readable reference. Supplementary material, such as drawings in diaries or letters, are added to the entries in many cases.

This is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated Catalogue Raisonne of the paintings of a Canadian artist. Over 2700 paintings in oil and watercolour are arranged in chronological order. Informative introductions begin each segment of Milne's life, providing useful biographical details, and a commentary on the paintings and their subsequent history.

Included in the Catalogue are the major lists of paintingsprepared by Milne, key documents for any study of his work; as well as a nearly 1600-item bibliography, covering over one hundred years; a list of more than 575 exhibitions, providing all works in each exhibition; and a comprehensive title index.

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