Philip Frey: Here and Now (Hardcover)

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Staff Pick in July/August issue of Art New England

Philip Frey is one of the handful of artists responsible for changing the course of Maine painting.

Philip Frey: Here and Now is a book for anyone who appreciates Maine and bold art.

Daniel Kany, the art critic for the Portland Press Herald, writes that “Frey’s art occupies the nexus between contemporary painting and brushy traditionalism. If there is a focus to this new direction in Maine painting, his art is it.” Author of a number of books on Maine art and artists, Carl Little explores art-historical influences on Frey from the Fauvists and Matisse to Rockwell Kent and Howard Hodgkin, and traces the history of landscape painting in Maine, revealing how Frey’s bold colors and dynamic brushwork set him apart. “His palette is strong and fresh, his approach painterly in a manner akin to Fairfield Porter and other devoted plein air painters,” writes Little. Beautiful reproductions of Frey’s portraits of Maine provide eloquent testimony of Frey’s vibrant originality.

About the Author

Art critic for the Portland Press Herald.

Carl Little is the author of William Irvine, A Painter's Journey, Edward Hopper's New England, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, The Art of Dahlov Ipcar, and Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond - which won the first John N. Cole Prize from Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Art New England, Ornament, and Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors. An ex-New Yorker, Little moved to Maine in 1989; he has written and lectured on Maine art ever since. His poetry has appeared in a wide range of journals as well as in Ocean Drinker: New & Selected Poems and two anthologies edited by Wesley McNair. A resident of Somesville on Mount Desert Island, Little is director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780983967064
ISBN-10: 0983967067
Publisher: Marshall Wilkes Books
Publication Date: August 14th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English