Congdon: American Modernist Abroad
William Congdon: American Modernist Abroad has been published to coincide with the 2019 exhibition at Jesus College, Cambridge.
William 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. 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.
Preface by Donal Cooper & Alessandro Rubin. With texts by Paolo Biscottini and Kyle Percy.
Dimensions: 210 x 210mm x 6mm