British Impressionism

A comprehensive survey of the distinctly British version of Impressionism.

Kenneth McConkey


Price: USD$26.95

'Beauty lies in the light, as much in the atmosphere which surrounds things as in their actual form and fashion.' These words appear in Stanhope Forbes's 'Treatment of Modern Life in Art', and they stand as the credo of an extraordinarily accomplished generation of painters - including Forbes, Lavery, Sargent and Sickert - the British Impressionists. This beautiful and comprehensive book surveys the exciting developments, debates and personalities among French, British and American painters of the period, and the ferment and challenge of their ideas and achievements to which we are grateful heirs. Artists such as Steer, Clausen, O'Conor and Laura Knight depicted an enormous number of urban and rural scenes, refining their ideas into an Impressionist style that is distinctly British.


Format: Paperback
Size: 280 x 240 mm (11 x 9 1/2 in)
Pages: 160 pp
Illustrations: 132 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714829562

Kenneth McConkey is Professor of Art History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He has written extensively about late Victorian and Edwardian painting.

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