Spare, intimate text by the artist himself informs this elegant monograph,
which includes 144 color plates of Moses' paintings, monotypes and
drawings. Moses' writing reads like poetry, providing a glimpse into the
context of his work, his passion for nature, and for painting. Art
historian Mary Terrance McKay, in an essay on landscape, places Moses'
work in the context of American art history, and describes his special
ability to reveal the natural world.
The book was designed by David Skolkin and printed in Verona, Italy,
November 2001 by Stamperia Valdonega.
The book is 12 X 12 inches, 224 pages, a
limited edition of 1500 copies, hardcover only in linen.
ARTIST EDITION: 200 books encased by a clam box covered with linen,
signed and numbered. Included in this edition is a separate Giclee
print of an Iris blossom, selected by the artist, signed and numbered
of only 200.
SPECIAL EDITION: 1300 books encased by a slip jacket covered in linen.
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is one of the most elegantly designed monographs published in years. For
those who have followed Moses’ career it is a complete and lush
publication capturing the richness of his work with clarity, precision and
elegance. For those who are not as familiar with his work, the book
provides a comprehensive and thoughtful overview on this timeless and
critically accomplished painter of our times.
Moses, writing reads like poetry and
gives an intimate glimpse into the context of his work, his passion for
nature, and for painting. He writes eloquently of his life, his
philosophical commitments and all the critical events that led him to his
career in American landscape painting. Art historian, Mary Terrance McKay
writes an Essay entitled “The Landscape of All We Know”, intelligently
placing Moses in the context of American art history. McKay captures the
depth and beauty of his paintings and how Moses reveals the natural
Director, Albright Knox
Forrest Moses’ body of work that spans over 40 years illustrates the
artist’s equally accomplished eye and hand across the mediums of painting,
drawing, and printmaking. The range of his images delineates his roots and
interest in the landscape tradition while underscoring his acute awareness
of his sense of place. His oeuvre is as generously represented here as are
his aesthetic accomplishments and explorations in this large format volume
that has been so beautifully and sensitively designed and produced. It
surely merits the attention of collectors of art and of books alike.
Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Forrest Moses, monograph, evidences in
his words and his art a sensibility and an approach to his craft that is
at once tough and tender. His is a most rare talent, as his words suggest
and his painting has continuously confirmed.
Jan Ernst Adlmann
Former assistant director ,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Author : Contemporary Art in New Mexico 1996
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