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Richardson, John 1924-2019

Overview
Works: 235 works in 839 publications in 4 languages and 14,467 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Autobiographies  Interviews  Biographical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Curator, Author of introduction, Adapter, Other, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: N6853.P5, 709.2
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Most widely held works about John Richardson
 
Most widely held works by John Richardson
A life of Picasso by John Richardson( Book )

63 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-volume study of the life and work of Pablo Picasso captures the artist from his early life in Málaga and Barcelona, through his revolutionary Cubist period, to the height of his talent in prewar Europe
Lucian Freud portraits by Sarah Howgate( Book )

23 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits were central to the work of Lucian Freud (1922-2011). Working only from life, the artists claimed, "I could never put anything into a picture that wasn't actually there in front of me." This major retrospective catalogue surveys Freud's portraits across the seven decades of his career. Featuring the finest portraits from public and private collections around the world, the book explores the stylistic development and remarkable technical virtuosity of an artist regarded as one of the most innovative figurative painters the medium has known. Freud's chosen subjects were often his intimates--family members, friends, and artistic colleagues such as Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Leigh Bowery, and David Hockney. Freud was a private man who rarely gave interviews, and his thoughts on the complex relationship between artist and sitter and the challenges of painting nudes and self-portraits are published here for the first time, documented in a series of interviews with Michael Auping, conducted between May 2009 and January 2011. An illustrated chronology of the artist's life provides fascinating insights into Freud's background as a grandson of Sigmund Freud, and his unorthodox artistic education
Sacred monsters, sacred masters : Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and more by John Richardson( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Insightful and opinionated, erudite and amusing, this collection by the author of A Life of Picasso is a marvelously eclectic mix of essays on artists and writers, tastemakers and tycoons. These pieces, each illustrated with a photograph or artwork, were selected by the author because they are about people he has known or would like to have known - or simply because their subjects' genius or quirkiness particularly intrigued him."--Jacket
G. Braque by John Richardson( Book )

11 editions published in 1961 in English and French and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manet by John Richardson( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Picasso by John Richardson( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive biography of Spanish painter and sculptor, Pablo Picasso, that chronicles his life and works from the time he left Paris in 1917 to 1932, the artist's fiftieth birthday
Edouard Manet : paintings and drawings by Édouard Manet( Book )

18 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Picasso by John Richardson( Book )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to his friendship with Picasso and his family, mistresses, friends, dealers, and other associates, Richardson has had unique access to untapped sources and unpublished material. By harnessing biography to art history, he has managed to crack the code of cubism more successfully than any of his predecessors. Richardson reveals that the young Picasso saw himself in the Baudelairean role of "the painter of modern life". Hence his great innovative painting, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", with which this book opens. As well as portraying Picasso as a revolutionary, Richardson analyzes the more compassionate side of his genius. The misogynist of posthumous legend turns out to have been surprisingly vulnerable. Heartbroken at the death of his mistress Eva, the artist tried desperately to find a wife. Richardson recounts the untold story of how his two great loves of 1915-17 successively turned him down; and how these disappointments, as well as his horror at the outbreak of World War I and the wounds it inflicted on his closest friends, Braque and Apollinaire, shadowed his painting and drove him off to Rome -- back to the ancient world. -- From publisher's description
Georges Braque, 1882-1963; an American tribute by Georges Braque( Book )

16 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas de Staël in America by Eliza E Rathbone( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso: an American tribute. [Exhibition] April 25-May 12, 1962 by Pablo Picasso( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in English and German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Cooper und die Meister des Kubismus by Dorothy M Kosinski( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Braque by John Richardson( Book )

8 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : magic, sex, & death( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo Picasso was an artist whose canvases became mirrors, weapons and a window on a bold, new world of eroticism and madness. One of the most charismatic and misunderstood figures of the 20th century. Biographer and close personal friend, John Richardson, reveals the three key themes that dominated Picasso's life and work. From his childhood fascination with the occult to his frustration over death, the messages beneath the paint are revealed
Picasso and Marie-Thérèse : l'amour fou by Pablo Picasso( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo Picasso met Marie-Therese Walter in Paris in 1927 when she was 17 and he 45 and married to the Russian ballet dancer Olga Koklova, whom he eventually left for the younger woman. This catalogue examines Picasso's endless fascination with his lover's character and form, which led to some of the artist's most popular works
Manet by John Richardson( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Picasso by John Richardson( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author introduces material on the artist's early training in religious art, and establishes his passion for Barcelona and Catalan "modernisme". There are also portraits of Apollinaire, Max Jacob and Gertrude Stein who made up "The Picasso Gang". The book won the 1991 Whitbread biography award
Picasso & the camera by Pablo Picasso( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exhibition explores how Picasso used photography not only as a source of inspiration, but as an integral part of his studio practice. Spanning sixty years, this show, which includes many photographs taken by Picasso but never before seen or published, as well as related paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, and films, will provide an unprecedented survey of his unique relationship with the camera. David Korins, acclaimed scenic and production designer for stage and screen, has transformed the 21st Street gallery with an innovative exhibition design that seamlessly incorporates the vast array of archival materials with Picasso's own works in a variety of media."--Publisher's website
 
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A life of Picasso
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Sacred monsters, sacred masters : Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and moreA life of PicassoA life of PicassoPicasso and Marie-Thérèse : l'amour fouManetA life of Picasso
Alternative Names
John Richardson art historian from the United Kingdom

John Richardson britischer Kunsthistoriker und Kunstkritiker

John Richardson Brits kunsthistoricus

John Richardson britský historik umění a umělecký kritik

John Richardson historiador del arte

John Richardson Historien de l'art

Johnson, Richard 1924-

Johnson, Richard, 1924-2019

Richardson, John, 1924-

Richardson, John Jr

Richardson, John Patrick

Richardson, John Patrick 1924-

Richardson, John Patrick 1924-2019

Джон Ричардсон

ריצ׳ארדסון, ג׳ון

ריצ׳ארדסון, ג׳ון 1924־

ריצ׳ארדסון, ג׳ון, סופר בריטי

جان ریچاردسون

جون ريتشاردسون (مؤرخ) مؤرخ بريطاني

ジョン・リチャードソン

リチャードソン, ジョン

Languages
English (338)

German (7)

French (7)

Chinese (1)