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Bay Area figurative art, 1950-1965

Author: Caroline A Jones; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 1950s a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area began to stage personal, dramatic defections from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, creating what would come to be known as Bay Area Figurative Art. In 1949 David Park destroyed many of his nonobjective canvases and began a new style of consciously naive figuration. Soon Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn joined Park and other painters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline A Jones; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
ISBN: 0520068416 9780520068414 0520068424 9780520068421
OCLC Number: 21294814
Notes: Exhibition schedule: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 14 Dec. 1989-4 Feb. 1990; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 13 June-9 Sept. 1990; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 5 Oct.-30 Dec. 1990.
Description: xviii, 231 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Responsibility: Caroline A. Jones.
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