David Park : A Retrospective
David Park (1911-196) was an American artist who was born in Boston bit moved to California aged seventeen and spent half of his adult life in the Bay Area. His early work was from the school of Abstract Expressionism but somewhere around the mid-Century he became dissatisfied with this style and destroyed almost all of the abstract canvasses that he had made.
His subsequent pictures employed some of the lessons that he had learnt from Abstract Expressionism but featured both vernacular and classical scenes such as street scenes, bathers, portraits and interiors.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are holding a retrospective of his work – the first major museum show in over 30 years – and this accompanying book features essays by Janet Bishop and Tara McDowell among others.
The exhibition lands at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art next year having opened at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth this summer and occupied the space at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts from December 2019 to March 2020.
Hardback. 220 pages.
24.8cm x 30cm x 2.1cm