Foreword by Neal Benezra; essays by Janet Bishop, Sara Wessen Chang, Lee Hallman, Corey Keller, and Tara McDowell
This generously illustrated volume accompanies the first major museum exhibition in more than thirty years devoted to the powerfully expressive work of David Park (1911–1960), best known as the pioneer of Bay Area Figurative Art.
This volume features essays by Janet Bishop on Park’s artistic journey; Tara McDowell on the Bay Area Figurative drawing sessions held by Park and his artistic circle; Corey Keller on the portraits that Park and photographer Imogen Cunningham made of each other; Sara Wessen Chang on Park’s 1960 scroll; and Lee Hallman on Park’s 1960 gouaches; as well as an exhibition history and richly illustrated chronology that further illuminate the artist’s life and career.
Hardcover, 288 pages, 2019. 156 color and 29 b/w illustrations.