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My Favorite Modern Painters

Michael Lasoff
 
R.B. Kitaj
R.B. Kitaj
"In my opinion, our greatest living artist."
The Ultimate Picasso
The Ultimate Picasso
"Picasso more or less created what we call modern art. If possible, above superlatives."
Francis Bacon (World of Art)
Francis Bacon (World of Art)
"Well written introduction to the ultimate contemporary artist."
Balthus
Balthus
"Tradition and modernism meet."
Mimmo Paladino
Mimmo Paladino
"A painter/sculptor whose imagery is convincingly mythological.."
Henri Matisse: A Retrospective
Henri Matisse: A Retrospective
"And then there was color, but also design and the beauty of women."
Egon Schiele
Egon Schiele
"Schiele was a genius who was not afraid of erotic content."
Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Wyndham Lewis: Painter and Writer (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
"Volcanic heaven. Is anyone aware of him?"
Robert Rauschenberg: Retrospective
Robert Rauschenberg: Retrospective
"Avant garde at its best. A beautiful book."
Tapies
Tapies
"Tapies makes material magic."
De Chirico (North American)
De Chirico (North American)
"The enigma in art."
Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream
Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream
"Munch opened the door to modernistic expressionism."
Max Ernst: A Retrospective (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)
Max Ernst: A Retrospective (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)
"A quirky and smart surrealist."
Lucian Freud: Paintings
Lucian Freud: Paintings
"I wouldn't want to have these paintings in my house but I would want to see every painting that he has made."
Nathan Oliveira (San Jose Museum of Art)
Nathan Oliveira (San Jose Museum of Art)
"Underated powerful painter."
Bonnard: The Work of Art - Suspending Time
Bonnard: The Work of Art - Suspending Time
"Certainly a great modern artist, an artist for artists."
Morandi: Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, Etchings (Art & Design)
Morandi: Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, Etchings (Art & Design)
"Less is more. Subtlety enriches the vision whatever the subject matter is."
Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure
Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure
"The absolute king of abstract expressionism. His early work is also great."
Kirchner: On the Edge of the Abyss of Time (Taschen Basic Art)
Kirchner: On the Edge of the Abyss of Time (Taschen Basic Art)
"Kirchner is an uneven master but definitely on top when doing his best."
Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera
"Rivera embodys the monumental."
The Art of Richard Diebenkorn (Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Book)
The Art of Richard Diebenkorn (Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Book)
"Diebenkorn has shown himself as a significant painter both figurative and abstract."
Hockney's Pictures
Hockney's Pictures
"This book really gives a good impression of an impressive artist."
Paula Rego
Paula Rego
"Strong disturbing imagery with an echo of the past."
Rufino Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted
Rufino Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted
"Tamayo is simply a very great Latin-American artist."
Clemente: A Retrospective (Guggenheim Museum Publications)
Clemente: A Retrospective (Guggenheim Museum Publications)
"Clemente paved the way back to a new figurative painting."