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Spender, Matthew

Overview
Works: 56 works in 99 publications in 6 languages and 2,765 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  History  Anecdotes  Local history 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator, Collaborator
Classifications: ND237.G613, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Matthew Spender
From a high place : a life of Arshile Gorky by Matthew Spender ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Arshile Gorky, one of the most intriguing figures in modern art, was at the center of the New York art world in the twenties, thirties, and forties. Yet he was never fully recognized as an important painter in his lifetime, and it was only after his death that his reputation soared. In this deeply felt and penetrating biography, Matthew Spender - himself a sculptor and the husband of Gorky's elder daughter - writes with sympathy and perception, and he gets to the heart of his elusive subject."--BOOK JACKET. "Born in Khorkom, a small Armenian village in eastern Turkey, Arshile Gorky grew up haunted by memories of his alternately idyllic and terrifying childhood: the scars of the 1896 Turkish massacres of his people; then the mass slaughter of 1915 from which his own family fled; the desertion of his father; the dominance of his headstrong and loving mother, who died of starvation after they found shelter in the Caucasus."--BOOK JACKET. "Making his way to the United States, the young Gorky determined against all odds to become a painter. He buried his past by assuming a new name and identity, and brazened his way into the art world. At once charming and peremptory, seemingly an extrovert but secretive at heart, he could both dazzle and alienate his art students (Rothko was one of his earliest), his fellow painters, and his young loves, as well his potential dealers and patrons. His last years, dogged by tragedy and illness, threatened even the haven of his marriage and family, until finally, in 1948, he took his own life."--Jacket
Arshile Gorky : the breakthrough years by Dore Ashton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Auping's valuable text provides an introduction to the life and art of Arshile Gorky as well as an insightful consideration of the grand psychological landscape The Liver is the Cock's Comb, 1944, a work pivotal to the development of Gorky's style. Dore Ashton writes a lucid account of this artist who tends to resist classification, contributing an art historical overview of Gorky's appreciation of such modern innovators of abstraction and Surrealism as Miro and Kandinsky. Matthew Spender provides biographical details of Gorky's early years, while a selection of Gorky's personal letters further sheds an intimate light on the artist and his achievements
Arshile Gorky and the genesis of abstraction : drawings from the early 1930s by Matthew Spender ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arshile Gorky : goats on the roof : a life in letters and documents by Arshile Gorky ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arshile Gorky : works on paper by Arshile Gorky ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arshile Gorky : paintings and drawings 1929-1942 by Arshile Gorky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within Tuscany by Matthew Spender ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Montaperti in 1260, when for the last time the Sienese defeated the Florentines, with the help of Florentine exiles. Dante describes the river Arbia on the boundary between the two contestants at Montaperti as "colored red with blood." The passions which this archaic rivalry evoke are still present in modern Tuscany. Matthew Spender's eloquent memoir explores the interfusion of violence and gentleness, turbulence and great civility, in an incomparably vivid portrait
In het hart van Toscane by Matthew Spender ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De auteur, een beeldend kunstenaar, verhaalt over zijn leven in Toscane en wisselt dit af met anekdotes en beschouwingen over kunst en geschiedenis
Mythology : Alexander Calder, Willem De Kooning, Max Ernst, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Frederick Kiesler, André Masson, Roberto Matta, Joan Miró, Barnett Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith : February 22-April 14, 2012 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A " ... a group exhibition exploring the influence of myths and archetypes on the origins of Abstract Expressionism"--Pace Gallery Website
In Toscana : considerazioni di un artista inglese sull'arte, gli usi, i costumi e le stranezze degli italiani tra i quali vive by Matthew Spender ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una storia armena : vita di Arshile Gorky by Matthew Spender ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goats on the roof by Arshile Gorky ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arshile Gorky : works on paper = Arshile Gorky : opere su carta by Arshile Gorky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maro Gorky, Matthew Spender : artisti in Toscana by Maro Gorky ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Arshile Gorky : œuvres sur papier 1929-1947 = Arbeiten auf Papier 1929-1947 by Arshile Gorky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Matthew Spender - "la grazia indifesa" : 7 ottobre - 5 novembre 2000, Chiesa di Sant'Agostino Pietrasanta ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Matthew Spender
Languages
English (48)
Italian (18)
Dutch (4)
German (2)
French (1)
Turkish (1)
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