Modernists & Mavericks – Martin Gayford
The story of the development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s is the story of interlinking friendships, shared experiences and artistic concerns among a number of acclaimed artists including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Gillian Ayres.
Martin Gayford draws on extensive first-hand interviews, many of which are published here for the first time, to tease out the connecting threads between these artists and their work and to demonstrate how painting thrived in the capital against the backdrop of Soho bohemia in the 1940s and 1950s and ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s.
The hardback edition of this book was published in 2018 and the paperback has just been published in August 2019.
Paperback. 352 pages.
12.8m x 20cm x 2.7cm