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Luise Kaish: An American Art Legacy

Luise Kaish: An American Art Legacy

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This is a major new study and celebration of the career and legacy of the modernist sculptor, painter, collagist and educator Luise Clayborn Kaish (1925 - 2013). Kaish was a key figure in the New York art scene of the late 20th century, whose multidisciplinary and process-oriented practice contributed to various artistic discourses at the time. The strength and breadth of her work, her influential role in education, and the prestigious awards she received in recognition of her practice set her apart as an early female leader in the arts. She will be remembered for her immense talent, highly individual point of view, pursuit of the sublime, keen execution, and passion for life, which, despite the tides of changing tastes, will remain forever significant. This volume brings together nearly of her works. Essays covering Kaish's life and career, her artistic practices, her lifelong interest in the spiritual and metaphysical, and her work as an educator are followed by a main plate section, Illustrated Chronology and Exhibition History.

Author: Maura Reilly
Publisher: Giles
Published: 02/02/2021
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 3.85lbs
Size: 11.30h x 9.80w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781911282518

About the Author
Maura Reilly is a curator and arts writer, based in New York. Gail Levin is an American art historian, biographer, artist, and a Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, Women's Studies, and Liberal Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Daniel Belasco is executive director of the Al Held Foundation, New York. Samuel D. Gruber is visiting associate professor of Jewish Studies, Cornell University. Eleanor Heartney is a contributing editor for Art in America. Norman L. Kleebatt is a fine art curator, critic, and consultant based in New York City, and was the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York until 2017. Roger Lipsy is a biographer, art historian, editor, and translator.

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