BOOKS

 
 

Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary
Representational Painters
by Robert C. Jackson

Most art books are not in the first person, so while there is some truth to the analyses, some things are always off. Robert C. Jackson set out to interview 20 contemporary representational artists (himself included) and showcase their artwork within the context of their interviews. Here you will meet Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Debra Bermingham, Margaret Bowland, Paul Fenniak, Scott Fraser, Woody Gwyn, F. Scott Hess, Laurie Hogin, Robert C. Jackson, Alan Magee, Janet Monafo, John Moore, Charles Pfahl, Scott Prior, Stone Roberts, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Daniel Sprick, Will Wilson, and Jerome Witkin. Each of these artists has a very elusive quality–a unique voice. Seeing their work from across a room they are all recognizable. Their artworks are showcased in this large book with more than 140 images of their paintings as well as photographs of the artists in their studios and an epilogue by Pamela Sienna.

Behind the Easel by Robert C. Jackson and published by Schiffer Books (www.schifferbooks.com) is available from most major retailers beginning November 2014. If you would like a personalized and signed copy of the book from Robert, it may be ordered here via PayPal using the button below for $60 + $10 for shipping and handling. You may specify any reasonable inscription.

Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters by Robert C. Jackson

 

Robert C. Jackson: Paintings
by Philip Eliasoph

The paintings of Robert C. Jackson are introduced by Philip Eliasoph in the artist's first monograph. Using paintings from artists as diverse as Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns, Eliasoph's extensive knowledge of American art places Jackson's artwork into a historical context. This beautifully illustrated 9" x 12" 240 page book includes more than 130 images of the artist's paintings with details, photographs of the artist at work, sketchbook reproductions, and an interview with the artist himself. Eliasoph colorfully proclaims, "The paintings we are about to examine are inescapably a bundle of contradictions, satirical complexities, and witty subterfuge. Essentially, Jackson is a uniquely self-realized painter. His feisty independence is fortified with healthy dosages of non-conforming eccentricity, with a small touch of screwball nuttiness." The foreword by Professor Henry Adams reveals a similar sentiment, "Notably, this is also the sort of strange mix of sensibilities one finds in the best American novelists, such as Mark Twain."

Robert C. Jackson: Paintings by Philip Eliasoph and published by Schiffer Books (www.schifferbooks.com) is available from most major retailers. If you would like a personalized and signed copy of the book from Robert, it may be ordered here via PayPal using the button at below for $60 + $10 for shipping and handling. On the PayPal site you may specify any reasonable inscription.