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Adrian Berg
Adrian Berg

Adrian Berg

ART

224 Pages, 10 x 11.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $79.99 (US $79.99) (CA $107.99)

Publication Date: July 2021

ISBN 9781848223943

Rights: US & CA

Lund Humphries (Jul 2021)

Not yet published. Ships 7/30/2021.
 

Overview

Exploring the full breadth of work by British artist Adrian Berg (1929-2011), this book looks at his meticulous engagement with the landscape and examines Berg's major paintings as well as works on paper, drawings, preparatory sketches and his extraordinarily detailed notebooks and methodology. Embracing the figurative when abstraction was in the ascendancy, Berg's artistic mission was to push the boundaries of representative painting to discover new interpretations of familiar scenes. Accordingly, his paintings revisited particular places repeatedly—most notably the view of Regent's Park from his studio window at Gloucester Gate. Highly colorful and engagingly written, this book provides a long overdue appraisal and celebration of an artist who is key to the conversation around the development of British landscape painting, that most celebrated of British traditions.

Author Biography

Marco Livingstone is an art historian and independent curator who has written widely on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. He is the author of Patrick Caulfield, Peter Blake: One Man Show and Peter Kinley. Tracey Emin RA is a British artist who was awarded a CBE for her contributors to visual art in 2012. Paul Huxley RA is a British painter and sculptor. From 1986-1998 he was Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art. Simon Martin is a curator and writer, and the Director of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. His previous books include Edward Burra and Conscience and Conflict.