Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt A critical study of the life and artistry of the celebrated turn of the century Viennese painter captures in than illustrations the provocative exciting and decadent world of pre World War II

  • Title: Gustav Klimt
  • Author: Frank Whitford
  • ISBN: 9781860191367
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A critical study of the life and artistry of the celebrated turn of the century Viennese painter captures, in than 150 illustrations, the provocative, exciting, and decadent world of pre World War II Europe.

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  • Frank Whitford

    Born Francis Peter Whitford in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, on 11 August 1941, the son of Peter Whitford and his wife Katherine Ellen nee Rowe He was educated at Peter Symonds School in Winchester and attended Wadham College, Oxford, graduating in 1963 with a third class honours in English language and literature because he preferred drawing to studying A self taught artist, he designed posters and worked as an actor in student films and illustrator for student magazines.He subsequently studied German art at the Courtauld Institute, earning an academic diploma in the history of art in 1965 He worked as a cartoonist and illustrator on the Sunday Mirror in 1965 66 before switching to drawing pocket cartoons for the Evening Standard in 1966 67 Richard J Evans, in his obituary for The Guardian 23 January 2014 , quotes Whitford as saying Almost daily for four years or so, I churned out a pocket cartoon, trying to be funny and politically astute at the same time I was rarely if ever successful, which explains why my career was so short, only briefly extended by changing papers and editors in midstream Whitford did not consider himself a particularly good cartoonist, avoiding drawing feet, which he found particularly tricky, whenever possible His cartoons covered many areas of British political life at a time when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister and some of the major events affecting the UK were centred on apartheid South Africa and the independence of Southern Rhodesia, but he felt that foreign artists like Vicky Victor Weisz were able to better recognise the absurdities of British politics.With the aid of a Ford Foundation scholarship, Whitford attended the Free University of Berlin, graduating with a degree in art history in 1969 The next year he began lecturing on the history of art at University College London before becoming a senior lecturer at Homerton College, Cambridge, in 1974 When the art history department was closed in 1986, Whitford began freelancing and tutored history of art at the Royal College of Art he was awarded a higher doctorate at the RCA in 1989.He had continued to contribute cartoons as Rausch to the Sunday Mirror in the 1970s, but it was as a an art critic with the Sunday Times and Cambridge Evening News that he returned to newspapers in 1991 Ge was already established as a writer, having worked as a contributing editor to Studio International between 1964 and 1973, and as the author of books on Kandinsky London, Hamlyn, 1967 1968 , Expressionism London, Hamlyn, 1970 , Japanese Prints and Western Painters London, Studio Vista, 1977 , Egon Schiele London, Thames Hudson, 1981 , Bauhaus London, Thames Hudson, 1984 , George Grosz The Day of Reckoning London, Allison Busby, 1984 , Love Above All London, Allison Busby, 1985 , Oskar Kokoschka A life London, Weidenfeld Nicolson, 1986 , Expressionist Portraits London, Thames Hudson, 1987 , Trog Forty graphic years The art of Wally Fawkes London, Fourth Estate, 1987 , Understanding Abstract Art London, Barrie Jenkins, 1987 , Gustav Klimt London, Thames Hudson, 1990 , Bauhaus Masters and Students by Themselves London, Conran Octopus, 1992 , The Berlin of George Grosz Drawings, watercolours and prints, 1912 1930 New Haven London, Yale University Press, 1997 , Kandinsky Watercolours and other works on paper London, Thames Hudson, 1999 , as well as numerous introductions for exhibitions.Whitford also appeared as the broadcaster, appearing as a team captain on the Channel 4 gameshow Gallery in the 1980s, presenting two series about cartoonists on Radio 4 in the early 1990s and writing and presenting the video documentary Bauhaus The Face of the 20th Century 1994.He was awarded the federal cross of the Order of Merit in Germany in 2002.Whitford is survived by his wife, Cecilia Cici Dresser, a specialist in Japanese art who worked in the Cambridge University Library, whom he m

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