New York: Spanierman Gallery, 2006. BASEMENT. Hardbound. Color illustrated boards. 256 pp., well-over 100 illustrations, chiefly in stunning color, some fold-out plates. New, still in shrink wrap. Item #102673
This new book accompanied an exhibition of over eighty works spanning the career of an artist whose landscapes are esteemed as probably the most original, modern, and poetic among those of the American Impressionists. Building on her 1995 dissertation on Twachtman and the catalogue she wrote for an exhibition of Twachtman’s art, organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999, Dr. Peters addresses Twachtman’s role in the context of his time in three essays and explores the uniqueness of his art in entries on the works in the show. The catalogue also includes contributions by John Nelson, on Twachtman’s former home in Greenwich, Connecticut, where Nelson has lived for thirty-five years, and by Simon Parkes, whose conservation of Twachtman’s paintings over the course of a few decades, has led him to a deep appreciation and understanding of the artist’s techniques. The catalogue is a prelude to the Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné, co-authored by Ira Spanierman and Dr. Peters.