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Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection

Virginia M. Mecklenburg; with an essay by William Kloss

Copublished with Smithsonian Institution Press, distributed by the University of Washington Press
148 pp.: ill. (66 color, 52 b&w)
ISBN: ISBN 0-87474-691-4

Softcover, $21.95

Spanning more than sixty years of American art created after World War I, the Roby Collection includes outstanding examples of many kinds of realism, ranging from socio-political, psychological, and satirical to surrealism. Among the one hundred artists discussed in this book, with accompanying illustrations of their work, are Edward Hopper, Louise Nevelson, Arthur Dove, Paul Cadmus, and Jacob Lawrence.

Reviews in Brief

"This is a catalog of a collection of mostly realist and mostly figurative American paintings (many illustrated in color). … [The] book reflects the generally high quality of [Sara Roby's] collection. Recommended." — Raymond L. Wilson, Library Journal, June 1987