When Winslow Homer sailed to England in March of 1881, he was already well established as a leading member of his generation of American artists. Critics often referred to him as the most American of American artists, combining praise with the implication that his work was provincial compared to that of his more European-trained American contemporaries.
“Written from the heart and without restraint, alive.”—The New York Times
A wild and unexpected journey through culture, science, philosophy, and religion to better understand the mercurial genius of William Blake.
Poet, artist, and visionary, William Blake is an archetypal misunderstood genius. His life passed without recognition and he worked without reward, often mocked, dismissed and misinterpreted.
The definitive life of the painter who forged American identity visually, in art and illustration, with an impact comparable to that of Walt Whitman and Mark Twain in poetry and prose—yet whose own story has remained largely untold.
Funny and whimsical. There are wonderful asides ... It is also poignant.
--The New York Times
La Nijinska is the first biography of twentieth-century ballet's premier female choreographer.
Charming, humorous, sometimes tragic, and always fascinating vignettes from a life spent in craftmanship.
Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture--and more.
Everything She Touched recounts the incredible life of the American sculptor Ruth Asawa.
Meet the creative women who are living life on their own terms, and the unique living spaces they have designed and inhabit in this lavishly produced volume.
One of the most important artists of the twentieth century and an icon of courageous womanhood, Frida Kahlo lives on in the public imagination, where her popularity shows no signs of waning. She is renowned for both her paintings and her personal story, which were equally filled with pain and anguish, celebration and life.