Item #180455 In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work. Hugh Cecil, Mirabel Cecil.
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work

In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life & His Work

[London]: Frances Lincoln Ltd. Publishers, 2012. Hardcover. Bluish-gray cloth boards with gilt spine lettering; color illustrated dust jacket, black spine with white lettering; color illustrated end papers; 272 pp; profusely illustrated in bw and color. VG/VG (light bumping to corners and some light spotting to upper block. Pages are otherwise crisp and clean. dust jacket has light shelfwear.). Item #180455
ISBN: 9780711232303

"Rex Whistler (1905-1944) was one of thre most intriguing artists of the interwar years. His career lasted only from 1924 until his ... death in the Second World War, but in those two decades he flourished as an artist in many different fields - above all as the outstanding mural painter of the period. ... He was also an acclaimed portrait painter, of people, and their houses. He designed sets for opera, the theatre and ballet ... He did illustrations and jackets for over a hundred books, numerous advertisements ... [and] greetings telegrams for the Post Office ..."--Book jacket. Contents include: Childhood, the Slade School, the Tate Gallery, Rome. The young artist -- The Slade School and Professor Tonks -- The Slade School: friendships and first murals, 1924-1925 -- The Daye House: Rex first visits Edith Olivier, 1925 -- Triumph at the Tate Gallery, 1926-1927 -- The late twenties -- The thirties. Sir Philip Sassoon: Port Lympne, 1930-1932, and Trent Park -- Landscapes, 1930-1932 -- Book illustration, 1930-1939 -- The artist and his models: the Dudley Ward sisters, 1933-1934 -- Stage designs -- The artist and his models: the Paget sisters -- From Guinness to greetings telegrams: Rex Whistler and advertising -- Pictorial poetry: murals, 1936-1939 -- New studio, Salisbury and Mottisfont, 1938-1939 -- Artist to tank commander. In the wilderness -- Soldiering -- The awful destruction -- Aftermath.

OCLC: 788236078

Price: $110.00

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