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Porter, Fairfield

Overview
Works: 149 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 7,677 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: N6537.P63, 759.13
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Thomas Eakins by Fairfield Porter( Book )

15 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first American painter with a scientific bent, Eakins studied photography, anatomy and psychology. His work greatly influenced the teaching of art in America
Art in its own terms : selected criticism 1935-1975 by Fairfield Porter( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter : a catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolors, and pastels by Joan Ludman( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) is one of the great American artists of the postwar period. His work is widely loved for its lyricism and apparently realist subject matter: still lifes, studio and other interiors, landscapes in Southampton, N.Y., and Great Spruce Head Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine, and portraits - including his many friends among the leading poets and artists of the New York School. Yet he was as concerned with color, light, paint handling, and composition as the Abstract Expressionists. The "natural" look of his paintings was achieved after a lifetime spent at his craft. In line with a long American tradition, Porter's art insists on the concrete and the specific rather than on the European heritage of the ideal and the general." "This project documents every known painting by Porter, more than 1,300 in all, dating from 1924 to 1975. Three essays by leading authorities place the work in the context of Porter's biography and ideology: "The Thought behind the Painting" by Rackstraw Downes; "An American Painter 'Dense with Experience'" by William C. Agee; and "A Life in Art" by John T. Spike. This definitive reference also includes a Chronology, Selected Bibliography, list of Museum and Corporate Collections, and Index."--Jacket
Fairfield Porter : art in its own terms : selected criticism, 1935-1975 by Fairfield Porter( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter raw : the creative process of an American master by Klaus Ottmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter, an American painter by William C Agee( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter : the collected poems with selected drawings by Fairfield Porter( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting naturally : Fairfield Porter & his influences : 15 April through 3 June 1984, the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sun cab by James Schuyler( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lithographs by M. Knoedler & Co( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter : watercolors by Fairfield Porter( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scorpion, eagle & dove : (a love poem) by Ted Berrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter : portraits : [exhibition] Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, June 8-August 22, 1984 by Fairfield County Whitney Museum of American Art( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Material witness : the selected letters of Fairfield Porter by Fairfield Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of Porter's letters marks an occasion for a renewed celebration of his painting and an appreciation of his quirky, indeed ornery, personality. Porter was a feisty correspondent, who fearlessly entered the intellectual discourse of his time. --From the introduction by David Lehman "In this lifetime of letters, Fairfield Porter reveals the complexity and passion of a protagonist in a novel by Dostoevsky or Henry James." --Jane Freilicher Fairfield Porter (1907-75) has been called by poet John Ashbery "perhaps the major American artist of the century." He was also known as a gifted art critic. Beyond shedding light on his personal views, this collection of Fairfield Porter's letters demonstrates his profound contribution to American art and literature and displays his acumen as a political critic. The letters tell the story of a reserved artist and intellectual, torn between the tensions and pressures he felt among politics, family life, and painting-a man who forged a painting style outside the politically correct artistic perceptions of both left and right. The collection includes letters from Porter's early travels to the Soviet Union, including a description of an interview with Trotsky, as well as some of his later letters to close friends, including Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, Rod Padgett, Larry Rivers, and James Schuyler, among others. While the letters reveal many sides of the brilliant and independent-minded Porter, they also provide a cultural context for the time period and the circle of artists and poets with whom Porter associated. The letters not only tell a story of the artist himself but are also valuable documents of the political and artistic upheavals of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. This rich collection is introduced by poet and critic David Lehman and includes notes by Justin Spring, author of Porter's biography
The Collected Poems With Selected Drawings( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter's Maine : the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, July 2-September 11, 1977( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairfield Porter : realist painter in an age of abstraction by Fairfield Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porter pairings : a selection of works by Fairfield Porter from the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton : March 31-May 22, 1992 by Parrish Art Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikaanse beeldhouwers en schilders = American sculptors and painters( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fairfield Porter : a catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolors, and pastels
Alternative Names
Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter American artist

Languages
English (103)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Fairfield Porter : a catalogue raisonné of the paintings, watercolors, and pastelsFairfield Porter raw : the creative process of an American masterMaterial witness : the selected letters of Fairfield PorterFairfield Porter, an American classicMaterial witness : the selected letters of Fairfield Porter