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Kidson, Alex

Overview
Works: 37 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 1,577 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Biography  Illustrations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: N6797.R57, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alex Kidson
George Romney, 1734-1802 by Alex Kidson( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Romney was one of the key figures in British art in the late eighteenth century. The main rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough - and for much of his career more fashionable than both - Romney as a portraitist helped create the Regency style with his mature brand of mannerism, elegance and informality. His chief ambition, however, was to succeed as a history painter and he made countless drawings for literary and mythological pictures that he never had time to paint. These drawings, executed with a boldness and freedom that have appealed to many artists in the later twentieth century, mark Romney as one of the first Romantics." "This book marks the bicentenary of Romney's death and reflects a new stage in his popularity. One hundred years ago, collectors fought to obtain his portraits of fresh-faced women, especially those of Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, who in the mid-1780s became his favourite model and muse. As the more snobbish and sexist aspects of Edwardian taste became outdated, Romney's art fell spectacularly from favor. To this day, it has remained little understood in detail, and this book offers the first in-depth modern overview of his career." "This book illustrates over 200 works by Romney. Many of them are reproduced here for the first time, while many more have been the subject of new research. George Romney is considered afresh in the light of these discoveries and he emerges at his best as one of the most brilliant and inventive artists of his time."--Jacket
Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool by Elizabeth E Barker( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1768 Joseph Wright left his native city of Derby and moved to Liverpool in search of recognition and success. Earlier the same year he had exhibited the masterly Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump to great acclaim in London, but he had failed to sell the picture. He would also, at the end of the year, find himself excluded from the Royal Academy. Liverpool offered Wright the opportunity to engage with wealthy clients who had little experience of art patronage. He painted portraits of the prosperous merchants and their families, and he continued to develop the brilliantly illuminated subject paintings on which his reputation chiefly rests today." "This illustrated book examines Wright's decisive impact on the artistic climate of the expanding port town of Liverpool and on the other artists working there. The Merseyside network of merchants, bankers, and amateur and professional artists that Wright encountered in the years around 1770 is identified as his true historical milieu. The book serves as the catalogue of the exhibition of the same name shown at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven in 2007-8."--BOOK JACKET
Those delightful regions of imagination : essays on George Romney ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earlier British paintings in the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House by Alex Kidson( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maurice Cockrill by Nicholas Alfrey( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Maurice Cockrill RA was one of Britain's most important abstract artists. This book traces his distinguished career, from the realist and Pop works he produced as a central figure in the Liverpool art scene of the 1960s, to the expressionist and abstract paintings he began to make in the 1980's after moving to London. Maurice Cockrill was elected a Royal Academician in 1999, and served as Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools from 2005 to 2011. All the book's contributors have longstanding associations with the artist. Nicholas Alfrey provides an overview of the development of Cockrill's art by looking at the various studios he occupied and the impact they had on his working practice. Alex Kidson considers Cockrill's early realist paintings and their links with his later abstract compositions. The artist Arturo Di Stefano introduces the book and goes on to analyse twelve key works in a series of short pieces that punctuate this beautifully illustrated monograph."--Publisher's description
Earlier British paintings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery by Alex Kidson( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The enchantress, Emma, Lady Hamilton : the Jean Kislak collection ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Froud : 'made up about it' : Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 26th October-1st December, 1985 by Alex Kidson( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney's Titania and her attendants by George Romney( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arturo Di Stefano : Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, 29 January-14 March 1993 by Arturo Di Stefano( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adrian Wiszniewski by Alex Kidson( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Stubbs : a celebration by Alex Kidson( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sudley : the Emma Holt bequest : a guide to the collection by Alex Kidson( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright of Derby and the arts of Liverpool : laying the foundations of taste by Elizabeth E Barker( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright of Derby and the 'dawn of taste' in Liverpool by Elizabeth E Barker( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graham Ashton : Dumb Reminders by Alex Kidson( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney : a complete catalogue of his paintings by Alex Kidson( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This magnificent catalogue, in three volumes and with nearly 2,000 illustrations, will restore George Romney (1734-1802) to his long-overdue position - with his contemporaries Reynolds and Gainsborough - as a master of 18th-century British portrait painting. The product of impressive and thorough research undertaken over the course of 20 years, Alex Kidson asserts Romney's status as one of the greatest British painters, whose last catalogue raisonne was published over 100 years ago. In more than 1,800 entries, many supported by new photography, Kidson aims to solve longstanding issues of attribution, distinguishing genuine pictures by Romney from works whose traditional attribution to him can no longer be supported. The author's insights are guided by rich primary source material on Romney--including account books, ledgers, and sketchbooks--as well as secondary sources such as prints after lost works, newspaper reports and reviews, and writings by Romney's contemporaries"--
Graham Ashton, dumb reminders : Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 10 March - 3 April, 1984, Camden Arts Centre, London, 5 October - 28 October, 1984 by Graham Ashton( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney : [diapositive] by George Romney( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Romney (1734-1802) was a key figure in British art in the late eighteenth century. Romney's life and art are introduced in this film
Dumb reminders : Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 10 March - 3 April, 1984, Camden Arts Centre, London, 5 October - 28 October, 1984 by Graham Ashton( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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