Master Painting from The Phillips Collection
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Master Painting from The Phillips Collection

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Eliza E. Rathbone, Robert Hughes, Susan Behrends Frank


Highlights 108 masterworks from The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and offers insight into the creation of one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world.

The Phillips Collection is an “intimate museum combined with an experiment station.”–Duncan Phillips, 1926

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Collector and visionary Duncan Phillips (1886–1966) played a vital role in introducing contemporary art to America in the early decades of the twentieth century. Phillips considered American artists on a par with their European counterparts. He acquired and exhibited works according to stylistic affi nities and continuities, reflecting the connections between various artistic expressions, past and present.

Featuring paintings by impressionists and post-impressionists such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edouard Vuillard; 20th-century modernists Georges Braque, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Pablo Picasso; American 19th-century painters Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler; and figures of 20th-century American modernism such as Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Mark Rothko, this book aims to re-create what Phillips considered the “life-enhancing” experience of seeing art in an intimate setting.

Publisher: D. Giles, Ltd.

Hardcover: 224 Pages/ 125 Color/ 20 Black and White

Published: January 1, 2012

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