Mary Newcomb

ISBN: 9780853316954
Artist(s): Mary Newcomb
Author(s): Christopher Andreae
Format: hardback
Edition: -
Year published: 1996
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 200
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout

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This fully illustrated monograph, reprinted with the reference material now brought up-to-date, introduces Mary Newcomb’s universe through 150 full-colour reproductions. Her paintings and drawings are set alongside extracts from her Diary and an illuminating text by Christopher Andreae. Newcomb’s theme is country behaviour: her entire work is like a landscape through which insects, animals, birds and people are continually moving. They come in and out of her vision like entries in a diary; part and parcel of an intense inner life.

Christopher Andreae’s text is based on conversations and correspondence with the artist as well as close study of her Diary, paintings and drawings. It considers the relation of Newcomb’s work to so-called ‘naive’ painting and to naturalist artists and writers, and analyses the unique self-taught ‘language’ of her art.

This rare out of print monograph on Mary Newcomb is fine condition. Previous owners dedication.


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