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Category: All Categories: Biography: Artist Biographies
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Albert Schweitzer  
J. S. Bach, 2 vols
Publisher: Macmillan, NY, 1962 reprint, first published in 1908 in French.
Cloth hardbacks G+ with G DJs. Both vols.: End pgs tanned, owner's name inscribed. DJs with edge wear, spine fading and chipped. Tight binding. Vol. 1: pps slightly tanned, few pps foxed. 428 pps, 3 illus. Vol: 2: pps slightly tanned, few pps foxed front and back. 498 pps, 2 illus, index, lists of Bach's works. Because of size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mail or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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Artman, William, and L. V. Hall  
Beauties and Achievements of the Blind
Publisher: Self-Published, Dansville, NY, 1854.
G- cloth hardback, gilt lettering and decorations, no DJ. Embossed cover with frayed spine edges, bumped corners, small tear at upper spine, some scuffs. Binding tight. FFP looks erased. Next page with penciled owner's name. Pp are toned, some with light foxing, 1 page marked with cloth insert. 12mo, 387 pp with tissue-covered frontispiece. Related the accomplishments of blind musicians, writers and more. Includes a section of poetry by those writers.

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Author Unknown  
Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures by the Old Masters & of the Early English Schools & Mihaly Munkacsy.....

Publisher: Time Printing House Philadelphia, 1900.
Very Good with no dust jacket, Hardcover Full red gilt-worked leather, raised bands, TEG, linen eps. 121 pp of text, 186 pp of B&W art repros & B&W photos of galleries; 8vo

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Barry Robert Berkey et al.  
Pioneer Decoy Carvers
Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, Cambridge, MD, 1977.
VG green hardback with gilt decorations and lettering. Cover has minor spine edge and corner wear. DJ is G+ with edge wear, small chips, small tear on top front and bottom back, slight discoloration. End papers and pps are Fine. Quarto, 161 pps with b/w and color photos, biblio, index of names. ISBN#0-67033-243-0

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Becker, Robert  
Nancy Lancaster: Her Life, Her World, Her Art
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, US, 1996.
ISBN: 9780394567914 Signed First Edition Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine/Very Good **SIGNED**by author on title page. Dustjacket priceclipped and one inch closed tear to lower back ISBN. BOOK INFO: A thrilling, brilliant book. Robert Becker weaves together the whole American and English social scene most skillfully to produce a truly evocative masterpiece describing life, interior decoration and gardening of an age that has virtualy disappeared. -- Penelope Hobhouse, garden designer and writer. 152 photos; 16-page color insert. Language: English. Pages: 416

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Bowen, Marjorie  
William Hogarth: The Cockney's Mirror
Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1936 London.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall "This volume is the result of years of study and of the author's admiration for the genius of William Hogarth; it is offered as a tribute to one of the greatest English painters, in the hope that it may prove of some interest both to those who are well acquainted with this artist and his period and to those to whom nothing but his name and a few of his more famous works are familiar; if much attention is given to the background of the subject, it is because it is felt that a full understanding and appreciation of the artist's work cannot be arrived at without a fair knowledge of eighteenth century London. This study, for the sake of clarity and a continuous narrative, is divided into four parts; the first gives the background of William Hogarth's life and pictures, the second recounts his career and character and his attitude to his own genius, the third give the stories, actors (real or imagined) of the principal pictures and prints, and the fourth describes and analyses the work from the point of view of aesthetics.." 33 illustrations. xii + 340 pages with index. Book is in GOOD or better condition; expected wear. No dust jacket.

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Canady, John  
The Lives of the Painters - 4 Volumes
Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York;1969.
All vols: Fine cloth hardback,gilt lettering, Fine DJ, Slipcase is taped on bottom edge. Owner's bookplate inside front cover. End papers and pp look unused, as new. 8vo, 1124 pp plus Vol. IV. Vol I: Gothic to High Renaissance. Vol II: Baroque. Vol III: Neoclassic to Post=Impressionist. Vol IV: Plates and Index. 352 color and b/w plates.

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Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571  
The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, written by himself; ed. and tr. by John Addington Symonds, with a biographical sketch

Publisher: NY, Brentano's [1906; D. B. Updike, Merrymount Press}.
Two volumes: xxx, 360; viii, 387 p., plates, portraits; 24 cm. Introduction to this edition of Benvenuto Cellni, artist and writer, by Royal Cortissoz. With reproductions of forty original portraits and views illustrating the life. Smith, Merrymount 239. Merrymount statement on verso of title-page. Stock#43142. Vg / no dj

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Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571  
Benvenuto Cellinis Levned. Fortalt af Ham Selv. Oversat fra Italiensk af J.V. Lind

Publisher: Hirschsprung, MCMXLII [1942].
452 p., plates; 25.5 cm. Translation into Danish of the Italian goldsmith artist's autobiography. Paper covers spotted, darkened; good. stock#45045.

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Cowles, Fleur  
The Case of Salvador Dali
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 1959 Boston, MA.
Book. Book condition: Fair to Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall First American Edition (stated). "No man has lived a private life more publicly than Salvador Dali, and yet no man is less crystallized. No man has told more and convinced less. And no man requires a more unconventional attempt to deal with that score..I have merely tried to give, in this first serious appraisal of Dali, an unbiased (and I hope readable) sequence to the massive reference library of stunts, anecdotes, confessions, scandals, practical jokes, paintings, and other talents - and to rearrange the whole mass of legends by which the press, art historians, and Dali's friends have sought to describe him up to now. I have sieved and sieved the attempts by which Dali himself regularly strips the veil of secrecy from his own life.." Illustrated. xvi + 334 pages with index. Book is in FAIR to GOOD condition. Some wear and discoloration to cover and slight discoloration to pages; binding tight; text pages clean. No dust jacket.

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Dmitri Merejkowski  
The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher: Random House, NY, 1931.
G cloth hardback, silver decorated cover and lettering, no DJ. Front hinge is slightly cracked. End papers are tanned, slightly spotted. Pps are lightly tanned, outside edges darkened. 9 1/2x6", 572 pps with illustrations of his inventions. 2d. printing

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Gilot, Francoise, 1921- , & Carlton Lake  
Life with Picasso
Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill, 1964.
373 p., illus., 23.5 cm. Gilot met Picasso in wartime Paris in 1943. He was 63, she 23. A painter herself, her ten years with Picasso produced two children and many insights into his thought and art. Stock#45362. Vg, dj vg.

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Goldscheider, Ludwig, compiler. Shaw, J. Byam, translator.  
Five Hundred Self-Portraits from Antique Times to the Present Day...

Publisher: Phaidon Press, Vienna, MCMXXXVII [1937] / London, Geo. Allen & Unwin Ltd. 'First English Edition February 1937'.
527 p., 7 tipped-in color plates incl. front., 478 halftone plates, index; 27.5 cm. Title continues: in Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, and Engraving. Chosen, Edited, and Introduced by Ludwig Goldscheider. Translated by J. Byam Shaw. Black cloth, paper spine label,, paper front-cover label (small portrait); minor wear; VG. stock#879.

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Haak, Bob  
Rembrandt: His Life, His Work, His Time
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1969 New York.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Good to Very Good. Hardcover Folio - over 12 - 15" tall "There would seem to be little more to say about Rembrandt that has not already been said in innumerable books, articles, and motion pictures on his life and art. And yet, it is precisely in this respect that this splendid volume distinguishes itself. Published in the tercentenary year of Rembrandt's death, it comes as a current of fresh air. Few great artists have suffered so much at the hands of romancers, and seldom have scholars been so cavalie3r in the treatment of facts. There emerges, in this book, a Rembrandt who is human, fallible, majestic - a man who is human, fallible, majestic - a man who went through all the common vicissitudes of life and yet was determined to remain true to himself as an artist. We see him here as a man capable of mean and callous acts; as a man who knew how to drive a hard bargain; as a man of strong but normal appetites (and this book is surely the best account of his relationships with the three women who were important to him: Saskia, Geertje, and Hendrickje). He was not a pious man, but he was deeply imbued with a religious sense. To the end, as an artist, he was driven by his own insights, and though this left him impoverished, he rejected the assured rewards of conformity with changing fashions in art. Many of the standard Rembrandt myths are exposed here. Now we may have a clear picture of how it was to live in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century; what an artist's life was like; what was the relation of master to apprentice; how pictures were bought, sold, and commissioned. We see that Rembrandt's art was more than a 'searching realism, ' and that he did not hesitate to invent, symbolize, or copy. We learn that he was always a commanding presence in Dutch art, even when lesser men surpassed him in popularity and market value. And we are reminded again that later critics and artists often found his work 'tasteless, ' 'undisciplined, ' and 'clumsy.' The author, Bob Haak, former curator at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and now curator-in-chief of the Historical Museum of Amsterdam, is one of the leading younger authorities on Rembrandt, and years of dedicated research have gone into the creation of this book. Mr. Haak privileges the reader with a lively account of The Golden Age of The Netherlands: the military triumphs on land and sea, the architectural and literary flowering, the growth of the democratic process, and the financial wizardry of the Dutch. BGut all of this is background to the central theme: Rembrandt and his art. Every aspect of this art is beautifully illustrated, and Rembrandt's touch is conveyed through the paintings and enlarged details from them, from the many stages of his etchings, and from the near-facsimile reproductions of his astonishingly free drawings. The book is an inspiration, for it shows that one of the rarest of geniuses still walked like a man." 612 illustrations, including 109 hand-tip

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Hamerton, Philllip Gilbert  
The Life of J. M. W. Turner, R. A.
Publisher: Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, London, 1879.
G cloth hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with spine edge, corner and a little edge wear, some scuffs. Front hinge cracking, not loose. End papers and pp VG, lightly tanned. some pp not cut. 12mo 398 pp with illustrations and index plus list of P/works by Hamerton.

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Holroyd, Michael  
Augustus John, A Biography
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY, 1975.
Vg cloth hardback, gilt lettering, G- DJ..Cover with spine ende and corner wear. DJ has worn enges, some small chips adn tears, spine slightly darkened. Binding tight. look unread. 8vo, 676 pp with illustrations, appendices, biblio, notes adn index. ISBN# 0-03-013826-4.

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Holroyd, Michael.  
Augustus John : a biography. Vol.2, The Years of Experience / by Michael Holroyd.

Publisher: London : Heinemann, 1975..
xiii p., 2 ll., 263 p., 24 illus., ports., index, 24 cm. llustrations on lining papers. The interesting thing about this biography is how "a rebel became an R.A. and an anarchist an O.M." In John's words "We are the sort of people our fathers warned us against." But as he aged, he grew more like his father. "Select Bibliography": p.214-220. Freitag 4624. Stock# 43,711. Vg / dj frayed.

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Hubbard, Elbert  
Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists
Publisher: G. P. Putnam;s Sons, New York, 1907.
G cloth hardback, faded gilt lettering and decoration, no DJ. Cover with spine edge wear, bumped corners, darkened spine, fading along top edges, some scuffs. Front hinge cracked, not loose. Owner's name inked inside cover. End papers and pp are slightly toned. Sml 8vo, 452 pp with tissue-protected b/w illustrations plus list of publications.

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Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986.  
Kathleen and Frank

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster [1972, c1971].
510 p. illus. 22 cm. The story of Isherwood's parents, Kathleen Machell Smith, 1868-1960 and Isherwood, Francis Edward Bradshaw Isherwood, 1869-1915 and the Edwardian summer that ended with his father's death in WWI. A pivotal book in Isherwood's career as a writer, it reveals more about this celebrated author than any of the seemingly autobiographical novels which preceded it. Stock# 42,758. Vg / dj vg.

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Kahn, E. J., Jr.  
Who, Me?
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, NY,1949 First Edition.
Near Fine cloth hardback, G DJ in mylar. Cover with little edge wear, bumped corners. DJ has edge wear, small tear in back. Binding tight. Printed end papers and pp are Near Fine, slightly tanned. 12mo, 238 pp

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Kent, Rockwell  
This Is My Own

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1940, first edition stated, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, hardcover, (VG+/G),.
Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1940, first edition stated (pg. 22 reads "... Davis Head Inn...", same illustration present on pages 145 and 159), 393 pages, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title, profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings by Kent - 10 full-page, Ex-Private-Library with only 1 small mark, 6.5 in. x 9.25 in., hardcover, tan cloth with black stamped titles and decorations, top page edges tinted black - now mildly faded near spine, very faint bumping to spine ends, good dust jacket with light wear and chipping to corners and spine ends as well as a very few tiny closed tears to edges, 1 short closed split in base of hinge between rear jacket panel and flap, jacket spine faded with 1 small piece missing from base, jacket panels mildly scuffed and soiled with 1 very small piece chipped from front top edge, dust jacket protected in new archival plastic cover, small neat library stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise contents clean and tight, book very good+ (VG+/G) 3646 [Hss0609EHW]

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Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  

Publisher: México : Cultura SEP , [1983, c1971]..
121 p., illus., 28 cm. First published, 1945. The pictorial images of the life of the revolutionary Mexican painter known for his dramatic, large and political murals. Stock# 44,862. Vg / soft cover.

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Peattie, Donald Culross, 1898-1964.  
Singing in the Wilderness; A Salute to John James Audubon, by Donald Culross Peattie.

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935..
xv p., 1 l., 245 p. col. front., plates., port., 21 cm. "His nature writings are distinguished by a poetic and philosophical cast of mind and are scientifically scrupulous." Stock# 42,877. Vg / dj vg."Sources": p. 241-245.

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Stone, Irving  
Van Gogh [Lust for Life]. Oversat af Kai Flor

Publisher: København, Berlingske, 1943 (4. oplag, 11.-14. tusinde).
460 p.; 23 cm. Translation into Danish of Lust for Life, Stone's biography of post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). Decorated paper over boards; hinges rubbed, ink gift inscription on flyleaf; VG. stock#45047.

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Taylor, Judy 1932- . Whalley, Joyce. Hobbs, Anne Stevenson. Battrick, Elizabeth  
Beatrix Potter 1866-1943: The Artist and Her World
Publisher: London, F. Warne, the National Trust, 1987.
223 p., 455 illus.; 25.5 cm. "Commissioned as the official companion to... the exhibition shown at the Tate Gallery in London... 1987/88, which was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company in aid of the National Trust's Lake District Appeal"-- verso of title-page. ISBN (10): 0723235619. Stock#47573. Vg, gift inscription /soft cover.

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Vasasi, Georgio; Edited by Marylyn Aronberg Lavin  
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, 2 Volumes
Publisher: The Heritage Press,1967.
Near fine hardback, reinforced spine with gold lettering, no DJ, both with slipcases, Both Vols: Boxes with corner and edge wear. sciuffs Covers have some wear. End papers and pp are Fine, look unused. 4to, 344 and 386 pp with illustrations, notes and glossary. Because of size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mail or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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Vodeboncoeur Jr., Jim & Kinstler, Everett Raymond w/intro by Brustein, Robert , Illustrated by: Illustrated  
Everett Raymond Kinstler: The Artist's Journey Through Popular Culture, 1942-1962

Publisher: Underwood Books Nevada City, CA 2005.
x, 228 pp, orange SC wraps w/yel-red color illustrated front & rear panels. The book is about the life of Everett Kinstler and his art. First Edition No Dj Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall

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Walk, Ansgar  
Kenojuak, The Life Story of an Inuit Artist
Publisher: Penumbra Press, 1999.
Near Fine paper on board hardback, no DJ. Decorative cover with minimal shelf wear. Binding tight. End papers adn pp are Fine, look unused. 8 1/2 x 6 3/4", 247 pp with illustrations (including artist's works), notes, family trees, chronology and more. ISBN# 0-92154-95-4.

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