The Lives of the Painters

by John Canaday

Hardcover, 1969




New York, Norton [1969]. 4 volumes, slipcase


A history of Western painting and its artists. Biographical and critical essays on more than 450 individual painters, covering the development of painting from the close of the Middle Ages in Italy, when Giotto revolutionized the art of painting in the great frescoes in the Arema Chapel in Padua, down through Cezanne and his revolution in painting.


Local notes

non-circulating. Vol I: Gothic to High Renaissance. Vol II: Baroque. Vol III: Neoclassic to Post-Impressionist. Vol IV: Plates and Index. 352 color and b/w plates.
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