For long the standard reference work on the painters, sculptors, draughtsmen and women, printmakers and stained-glass artists and illustrators of Northumberland, Durham, Cleveland and Tyne & Wear, Marshall Hall's dictionary is now published by Art Dictionaries Ltd in an updated and greatly enlarged edition. The number of artists featured now totals well over one thousand and, significantly, artists born 1900-1950 are included for the first time.
The area has produced a rich clutch of artists of national significance, like Thomas Bewick, John Graham Lough, John Martin, Myles Birket Foster, Clarkson Stanfield. T.M. Richardson, Charles Naiper Hemy and 'Glasgow Boy' Joseph Crawhall, along with the Cullercoats colony of artists, whose national importance is only now coming to be fully recognised. The many twentieth-century artists now covered include major figures such as Maurice Cockrill, Phelan Gibb, Sonia Lawson, Gerald Laing, Kenneth Rowntree, William Tillyer, Norman Cornish, Tom McGuinness, James Alder, Fenwick Lawson and Len Tabner.
This illustrated new volume is the essential reference for art historians, curators, collectors, dealers and fine-art auctioneers. Much of its value lies in its range, including as it does many hundreds of minor artists who, at their best, have produced work of real quality and who deserve to be better known. In addition to the biographies, the author's commentary covers the broad trends of artistic endeavour in the north east, with map, extensive bibliography and notes on the principle national and local exhibiting venues at which the artists showed their work. There are 125 colour and 280 black & white illustrations.
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