Arthur Dove


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A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings and Things

Debra Bricker Balken; With contributions by Jessie Sentivan

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New insights into the transformative work of this visionary modern artist accompany a comprehensive documentation of his paintings and assemblages

Arthur Dove (1880–1946) was a major American modernist of the early 20th century. While he is tied to a circle of artists, including John Marin and Georgia O’Keeffe, who were associated with the preeminent photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz, Dove’s work is uniquely radical, anticipating the rise of abstract expressionism in the late 1940s. This catalogue raisonné surveys the artist’s known paintings and assemblages, or “things,” alongside an incisive essay on his work’s critical reception, an illustrated chronology, and an extensive bibliography and exhibition history. Additional essays emphasize monumental works such as Fields of Grain as Seen from Train (1931), the magisterial Sunrise series (1936), and High Noon (1944), a culmination of his ongoing preoccupation with abstracting the ephemeral in nature. Previously unpublished materials and images advance the known corpus of Dove’s work while ensuring that this is the most definitive publication on the artist to date. Elegantly and inventively designed, it is also the first book on the artist to illustrate all his extant paintings in color.

Distributed for the Arthur Dove Catalogue Raisonné Project

Debra Bricker Balken is an independent scholar, writer, and curator who works on subjects relating to American modernism and contemporary art.

"An expanded view of ‘one of America’s most far-reaching, idiosyncratic artists.’ . . . In addition to a chronology, exhibition history, and bibliography, the book features an introductory essay [that] charts the artist’s reception through the writers who championed or disparaged him . . . But the true revelation here lies in the full-color illustrations, which track the painter through his marvels and misfires alike."—Kate Sutton, Bookforum

"Balken’s volume, gorgeously printed and illustrated in full color by Yale University Press . . . promises to be an essential resource for Dove scholars"—Andrew L. Shea, The New Criterion
ISBN: 9780300251654
Publication Date: March 23, 2021
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Arthur Dove Catalogue Raisonné Project
392 pages, 9 x 12 1/2
537 color + b/w illus.

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