Monday, April 26, 2010

A Reticent Realist


I read a review on Fairfield Porter this weekend and I'm instantly enamored!
There was a show exhibiting his work at the Tibor de Nagy gallery which I missed, per usual.


'Anne in a Striped Dress,' 1967
'Katie in an Armchair,' 1954

5 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Fairfield Porter has been unqualifiedly one of my favorite painters since I was old enough to look at a picture. Since I live very near Porter country, I've intended to do a post about him for ages without actually getting to it. Glad you've discovered him. His writings about painting are just terrific, also.

Daniel-Halifax said...

WOW! Really!? I know so little about him and am desperately looking up anything I can find about him. I can't wait for your post!

Christina Lindsay said...

I am enamoured too, love his work. Thank you for sharing Daniel
PS. I'm having the spare bedroom made up for you ; ) xx

Daniel-Halifax said...

haha! I promise to be an amiable tenant!

Nick Heywood said...

ahhhhh, Porter. Did you see my little post? Alice Neel, David Hockney and Fairfield Porter are, to my mind, the great portraitists of the second half of the 20th century. Love him.