COLLECTOR'S 1959 original first edition hardcover book with dust jacket – Gauguin by Rene Huyghe. Former Louvre curator and professor at College of France. Paul Gauguin was a French painter of the late 19th century, known for his bold colors, primitive style and paintings of young Polynesian girls.
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, Copyright, 1959, no date printed. Probable first printing or pre publish copy sent out before publication date. No isbn. Not later reprint. Not ex-library.
From acclaimed Crown Q.L.P. Art Series, BRILLIANT full color reproductions of paintings including gorgeous tipped-in color plates. Approx 40 color reproductions, and many full page color plates. Title & intro page features tipped in color plates - Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin; Study of a Nude (seated woman sewing). Dust jacket: Riders on the Shore. Numerous outstanding black & white (off white) illustrations, monotypes, self portraits, sketches and line drawings. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues color; wait until you see up close. WOW!!
Huyghe's writing on images and ideas are inspirational, he understands artists, creative motivation, genres, influences, and writes in clear, concise vocabulary and lift art above contemporary emphasis on dollar values. Over 70 pages of informative text, translated from the French. Bibliography and index, full list of illustrations.
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Spirit of the Dead Watching, Study of a Nude, Siesta, Sewing, Self-Portrait of Gauguin before the Yellow Christ, Adam and Eve, Tahitian Landscape, Tahitian Women Bathing, Tahitian Girl, Manoa Tupapau, Noa-Noa, Woman and the Serpent, Breton Peasant Girls, Breton Village Covered with Snow, Portrait of the Maternal Grandmother of Gauguin, Man with the Cane, La Belle Angele, Martinique Women, Flowering of Spring, and many more.
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903) was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist. He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramist, and writer. His bold experimentation with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of Modern Art and paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the Pastoral.
This is a special title from The Crown Art Library, the most useful monographs available on a wide range of significant artists. Oversize hardcover, unclipped DJ, leatherette mauve/red cloth boards & bright white titles, 96 pages. Pages MINT & unused. Binding tight. Gift quality. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/bright/crisp/clean. Cover fine/bright/clean-minimal shelfwear if any. DJ near fine/bright/clean-minimal shelfwear includes light bottom lift-light yellowing bottom.
Do not pass up this out-of-print gem; will make a FABULOUS GIFT!!