Philip Guston

Robert Storr


An authoritative and comprehensive retrospective of the work of the visionary, adventurous, and influential painter Philip Guston. Driven and consumed by art, Guston painted and drew compulsively and talked about it with an unrivalled passion and fluency.

Preeminent art critic, curator, and artist Robert Storr maps Guston’s career, from the early social realist murals, to his poetic easel paintings of the 1940s, his shimmering abstract expressionist works of the 1950s and early 1960s, and his new and powerful language of figurative painting of the later 1960s and 70s. Also included are key writings by Guston himself as well as an in-depth and illustrated chronology.

Featuring all the artist’s best-known works, as well as many lesser-known and previously unpublished paintings, the book will also include photographs of the artist at home, at work, at exhibitions, and with other artists.

Creator Bio

Robert Storr is Dean of the Yale School of Art and author of numerous catalogs, articles, and books on major 20th- and 21st-century artists. He was the first American to be visual arts director of the Venice Biennale and has been researching and writing on Philip Guston for over three decades.

Price £60.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 25 November 2019
Pages 304
Height 302mm
Width 330mm
Illustrations 300 colour illustrations
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781786274168