A Period of Exploration, San Francisco 1945-1950
[Oakland, California]: The Oakland Museum Art Department, 1973. Soft cover. Oblong octavo, 105 pp. Near Fine. Item #21070204
A documentation, through interviews taken with leading Bay Area artists, of the pioneering era of San Francisco Abstract Expressionism. Artists interviewed for the book include Adolph ("Ad") Reinhardt (1913-1967), abstract painter active in New York beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s; he lived in the Bay Area while teaching at the California School of Fine Arts during the summer of 1950.
Other artists included in the book are Jeremy Anderson, Dorr Bothwell, Ernest Briggs, Joan Brown, Lawrence Calcagno, Edward Corbett, James Budd Dixon, Edward Dugmore, Alfred Frankenstein, Jorge Goya, Dimitri Grachis, John Grillo, John Hultberg, Jack Jefferson, James Kelly, Walter Kuhlman, Seymour Locks, Douglas MacAgy, Madeline Diamond Martin, Robert McChesney, William Morehouse, Raymond Parker, Deborah Remington, Philip Roeber, John Saccaro, Jon Schueler, Peter Shoemaker, Hassel Smith, Clay Spohn, Jean Varda, and James Weeks.
___DESCRIPTION: String-bound with a wrap of tan canvas, black lettering on the front, volume is replete with black and white photographs of the artists interviewed and some samples of their work; oblong octavo size (8" by 12.5"), pagination: [i-xii] 1-87 [88-90], Biographies (91-99 [printed on the recto only]), , Appendices (101-105 [printed on the recto only]) .
___CONDITION: Near fine overall, the sewn binding is sturdy, the text block is strong, the interior pages are clean, and the volume is free of prior owner markings; there is some wear to the corners and light toning to the pages throughout.
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