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Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore.

Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore.

Rothenstein, John. Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1956. Octavo. XI, 345 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Sir John Knewstub Maurice Rothenstein CBE (11 July 1901 – 27 February 1992) was a British arts administrator and art historian. From 1938–64, Rothenstein was director of the Tate Gallery in London. Rothenstein’s directorship — the longest to date — was one of the most successful. The Tate’s annual purchase fund could not compete with those of US institutions, so few works of modern foreign art were added to the collection. However, he wrote, “Picasso is a Proteus, the prodigiously gifted master of all styles and media”. Rothenstein documented the lives of all the major (and many still overlooked) British artists in his Modern English Painters, which has earned him the title of ‘The Vasari of British Art’ (like Vasari’s pioneering Lives, it was revised and reprinted within the author’s lifetime). An annual lecture named in his honour now takes place at Tate Britain. (Wikipedia).

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Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore.
Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore.