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The Artist by Himself - Joan Kinneir

Paul Elek, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ unevenly faded, predominantly toward the spine. Rubbed at lower edges of boards with some further light spots to the boards. Text is bright, tight and clean. A solid copy.

Signed by the author on the title page — “Joan Kinneir is writing her name for Maggie Cripps on February 21st 1984 at Winderton.” From the cover: “This collection of seventy self-portrait drawings, arranged according to the age of the artist at the time the drawing was made, starts with Dürer at 12 or n and ends happily, even triumphantly, with Hokusai at 82. Each artist’s graphic view of himself is accompanied by roughly contemporaneous extracts from journals, letters or statements revealing an extension of his personality. More intimate than paintings, these self-portraits must have been made for many reasons — through curiosity, for self exploration, for practice, and few only from vanity — and their association with the words accompanying them often disclose unexpected aspects of the nature of the sitter. Many of the drawings are little known, a few of the artists are unknown and others justly celebrated; and the texts often show the artists to be considerable writers as well.

Foreword or introduction by David Piper. Size: 10" x 7¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.