Susan Rothenberg

Though Susan Rothenberg is perhaps best known for her paintings of horses, the subjects of her paintings are in fact quite varied–abstract portraits, landscapes, and atmospheric expressionist canvases round out her oeuvre. This book is the first comprehensive monograph of Rothenberg’s work, offering the reader a broad view of both her paintings and her life. Born in upstate New York, Rothenberg spent her early years studying art and dance before moving to Manhattan for college. There, she became involved in the conceptually oriented art world of 1960s New York City. As Rothenberg began to individuate herself and her work from that movement, her canvases became one of the forces that reinvigorated American painting in the 1970s. Rothenberg later headed to the Southwest, inspiring the incorporation of themes culled from her desert environment into her continually evolving painting style. This volume is filled with excellent reproductions of her work, accompanied by Rothenberg’s own comments about her ideas and inspirations that provide excellent insight into both her work and her character.

Text: Simon Joan. cm 25×28; pp. 198; 87 ill. COL e 74 BW ills.; hardcover. Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1991.

ISBN: 9780810937536| 0810937530

ID: AM-1970

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Though Susan Rothenberg is perhaps best known for her paintings of horses, the subjects of her paintings are in fact quite varied–abstract portraits, landscapes, and atmospheric expressionist canvases round out her oeuvre. This book is the first comprehensive monograph of Rothenberg’s work, offering the reader a broad view of both her paintings and her life. Born in upstate New York, Rothenberg spent her early years studying art and dance before moving to Manhattan for college. There, she became involved in the conceptually oriented art world of 1960s New York City. As Rothenberg began to individuate herself and her work from that movement, her canvases became one of the forces that reinvigorated American painting in the 1970s. Rothenberg later headed to the Southwest, inspiring the incorporation of themes culled from her desert environment into her continually evolving painting style. This volume is filled with excellent reproductions of her work, accompanied by Rothenberg’s own comments about her ideas and inspirations that provide excellent insight into both her work and her character.

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