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Walter Tandy Murch : paintings and drawings, 1925-1967

Title
Walter Tandy Murch : paintings and drawings, 1925-1967 / foreword by George Lucas ; essays by Walter Scott Murch, Winslow Myers, Robert Storr, Judy Collischan.
Publication
New York, NY : Rizzoli Electa, 2021.

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Description
323 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 34 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-315) and index.
Contents
Foreword / George Lucas -- Preface / Winslow Myers -- Painting the air: Reminiscences of life with my father / Walter Scott Murch -- To create, I will recreate" / Winslow Myers -- North American dusks and dawns / Robert Storr -- Walter Tandy Murch: "Only" the artist / Judy Collischan -- Plates. Paintings -- Works on paper -- Commissions -- Excerpts from lectures at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1966-67 / Walter Tandy Murch -- Chronology / adapted by Judy Kay Collischan Van Wagner -- Select exhibition history / adapted by Judy Kay Collischan Van Wagner -- Honors, awards, and grants / adapted by Judy Kay Collischan Van Wagner -- Select bibliography / adapted by Judy Kay Collischan Van Wagner -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments
Call Number
JQG 22-364
ISBN
  • 0847870596
  • 9780847870592
OCLC
1242026169
Title
Walter Tandy Murch : paintings and drawings, 1925-1967 / foreword by George Lucas ; essays by Walter Scott Murch, Winslow Myers, Robert Storr, Judy Collischan.
Publisher
New York, NY : Rizzoli Electa, 2021.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-315) and index.
Summary
Walter Tandy Murch (1907-1967) is best known for his enigmatic, dreamlike still life paintings of everyday objects and mechanical devices in a style that falls between Magic Realist, Surrealist, and Realist. This volume offers the most comprehensive collection of his work, including his striking commercial work for magazines and his paintings from the extensive collection of George Lucas. Lucas calls himself a "fanboy" of Murch's art--paintings and drawings he describes as simultaneously "functional and dreamy, simple and complicated; they are quiet yet grab your attention." The tension of these opposing reactions draws viewers into Murch's still lifes, which caught the attention of famed art dealer Betty Parsons, who also represented artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and Agnes Martin. Murch showed his work at Parsons's gallery for nearly thirty years. With illuminating essays and extensive plates sections displaying Murch's works, this celebration of an exceptionally talented and visionary artist is long overdue.
Added Author
Lucas, George, 1944- writer of foreword.
Murch, Walter, 1943- contributor.
Myers, Winslow, contributor.
Storr, Robert, contributor.
Collischan, Judy, contributor.
Research Call Number
JQG 22-364
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