Emily Mason

The Light in Spring

David Ebony and Christina Weyl

With exquisite full-page color reproductions, Emily Mason: The Light in Spring reveals sixty-eight recent canvases along with thirty-two prints, covering Mason’s work with five master printers. David Ebony continues where he left off in his 2006 volume, Emily Mason: The Fifth Element, elaborating on Mason’s prolific career and her influence as a woman artist working in New York for the past sixty years. Christina Weyl contributes an essay on the history and technique of Mason’s experimental approach to printmaking. Together with editor Ani Boyajian, the authors enrich our understanding of Mason as a bold colorist, fearless experimenter, and dynamic historical presence. This book will be a delight for fans of Emily Mason and of art and color in general.

Cover Image of Emily Mason: The Light in Spring
Cloth: $60
ISBN-13: 9781611688672
Pages: 136 | Size: 9 in. x 10 in.
Date Published: October 8, 2015

About the Author

DAVID EBONY is a contributing editor of Art in America, the author of a monthly column for Yale University Press online, and a frequent contributor to and the New York Observer. Among his books are Arne Svenson: The Neighbors (2015), Anselm Reyle: Mystic Silver (2012), Carlo Maria Mariani in the 21st Century (2011), Dale Chihuly: Garden Installations (2011), Craigie Horsfield: Relation (2005), and Graham Sutherland: A Retrospective (1998). CHRISTINA WEYL received a PhD in art history from Rutgers University, focusing on women artists who explored abstraction at Atelier 17, the avant-garde printmaking workshop, between 1940 and 1955. She was the 2012–13 Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ANI BOYAJIAN has edited catalogues raisonnés of Hans Hofmann (2014, Lund Humphries), Manierre Dawson (2011, Hollis Taggart Galleries), and Stuart Davis (2007, Yale University Art Gallery), which received the Wittenborn Memorial Book Award. She has curated a range of exhibitions, including the 47th Venice Biennale Armenian Pavilion, and was a contributing author to the 2015 Whitney Museum of American Art Handbook of the Collection.

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