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SECOND Congdon: American Modernist Abroad

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* Please note these copies are sold as seconds and have slight scuffs / minor tears to the top and/or bottom of the spine *

Congdon (1912-1998) made his name in New York in the early 1950s before moving to Venice where he became a close friend of Peggy Guggenheim, who avidly collected his paintings. While travelling widely across several continents, Congdon's base remained in Italy, and he eventually settled in the countryside near Milan. His work unites the abstraction of post-war modernism with more traditional themes of landscape and city views.

This publication was produced to accompany the exhibition William Congdon: American Modernist Abroad at Jesus College, Cambridge in 2019. The paintings in the exhibition complemented the extensive ensemble of Congdon's work at Kettle's Yard. Congdon was a close friend of Jim Ede, to whom he sold and gave both paintings and sketches, and Kettle's Yard holds the most significant group of Congdon's work in any UK collection. 

60 pages
21 x 0.8 x 21cm