Artist(s): Ken Kiff
Author(s): Andrew Lambirth
Year published: First published 2001
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 224
Illustrations: 206 illustrations, 168 in colour
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Ken Kiff was one of the most distinctive British artists of the late twentieth century. His paintings and drawings, frequently the result of a long period of gestation and meticulous reworking, display a mastery of colours in vibrant tones, and are often characterized by fantastic flights of imagination, inspired by such artists as Klee.
This first ever illustrated monograph on the artist presents an account of Kiff’s career from the 1960s to 2000, culminating in his election to the Royal Academy in 1989 and appointment in 1991 as an Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London. He was actively involved in the early stages of this book, and his own memories and views on art are quoted verbatim.
Kiff’s works have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions and may be seen in major public collections, including Tate Britain, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.