Keith Vaughan (1912-77) was a major figure in post-war British art who is known for his searching portraits of the male nude and his association with the Neo-Romantic painters. This book provides for the first time a definitive, illustrated account of his life and work, exploring his wide-ranging achievement as a modern British artist. Drawing on Vaughan's considerable writings, Philip Vann explores the many aspects of the artist's personal, professional and philosophical-inner life. His text interweaves art-critical and biographical exploration to reveal a figure for whom art was inseparable from the nature of its creator. He reviews Vaughan's large body of paintings, drawings and illustrations: his early Neo-Romantic paintings of male bathers and boys in semi-abstracted landscapes, his post-war illustrations of young men immersed in elegiac contemplation of the landscape, and his later gouaches and landscapes. A fascinating essay by Gerard Hastings provides a close-up examination of Vaughan's gouache technique. Published in the year of Vaughan's centenary, this book will be essential reading for all Modern British Art specialists, collectors and enthusiasts.
Philip Vann is a writer and art critic whose many publications include Dora Holzhandler and Face to Face: British Self-Portraits in the 20th Century. Gerard Hastings is an artist, teacher, collector and leading expert on the work of Keith Vaughan. His book Drawing to a Close: The Final Journals of Keith Vaughan was published in March 2012.
Contents: Preface, Nicholas Goodison; Keith Vaughan: The Intimate Figurative Impulse, Philip Vann; Keith Vaughan: Painting with Gouache, Gerard Hastings; Solo Exhibitions; Major Group Exhibitions; Public Collections; Select Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Image Credits; Index.
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