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Artists' Lives

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Engaging encounters, personal anecdotes and jargon-free critical insights into some of the liveliest creative minds in modern art, by an international art world insider.

Praised by the Art Newspaper as 'the best art writer of his generation', Michael Peppiatt has encountered many European modern artists over more than fifty years.

This selection of some of his best biographical writing covers a wide spectrum of modern art, from Van Gogh and Pierre Bonnard, to personal conversations with painter Sonia Delaunay, artist Dora Maar, who was Picasso's lover in the 1930s and 1940s, and Francis Bacon, perhaps the most famous of the many artists with whom Peppiatt has formed personal friendships.

Michael Peppiatt's lively, engaging writing takes us into the company of many notable art-world personalities, such as the Catalan painter Antoni Tàpies, whom he visits in his studio, and moments of disillusion, such as his meeting with the self-mythologizing artist Balthus.

 

Art criticism blends with anecdote: riding with Lucian Freud in his Bentley, drinking with Bacon in Soho, discussing Picasso's trousers with David Hockney...

Author/Artist/Designer

Michael Peppiatt

Pages

304

Dimensions

16.5 x 24.3cm

ISBN

9780500021965

Product code

167835

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