B.Krigstein, Vol. 2: A Life in Art from Comics to Canvas, 1955-1990 Greg Sadowski

ISBN: 9781560979319

Published: November 17th 2011

Hardcover

300 pages


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B.Krigstein, Vol. 2: A Life in Art from Comics to Canvas, 1955-1990  by  Greg Sadowski

B.Krigstein, Vol. 2: A Life in Art from Comics to Canvas, 1955-1990 by Greg Sadowski
November 17th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 300 pages | ISBN: 9781560979319 | 5.23 Mb

Eight years after his Eisner and Harvey Award-winning B. Krigstein Vol. I, Greg Sadowski completes the biography with a comprehensive look at the final 35 years of this comic-book pioneer, illustrator, teacher, and painter. Given full access to theMoreEight years after his Eisner and Harvey Award-winning B. Krigstein Vol. I, Greg Sadowski completes the biography with a comprehensive look at the final 35 years of this comic-book pioneer, illustrator, teacher, and painter.

Given full access to the artists estate, the author displays over 500 examples from Krigsteins considerable output, and frames his narrative with the recollections of colleagues, students, friends, and family. Many of Krigsteins own writings are unearthed, including an unfinished treatise on the art of picture making. A revealing 1978 interview with John Benson is printed for the first time, as is the transcript of a young Art Spiegelman reading his 1969 college paper, An Examination of Master Race, to the mounting irritation of the cantankerous Krigstein.B.

Krigstein Vol. 2 begins with the artists last group of comics, 29 short stories for Atlas editor Stan Lee that Krigstein used to explore the innate flexibility of the comics form. I was really writing messages and sending them to sea in a bottle, there. Those stories were my attempt at carrying out an object lesson of how comic stories could be broken down. Six of his best Atlas stories have been lovingly recolored for this edition by veteran colorist Marie Severin, and a checklist of Krigsteins complete comic-book work is provided.The artists five stormy years in commercial illustration are thoroughly examined, from his early advertising art, LP covers for Columbia Records, book interiors and jackets (notably The Manchurian Candidate and the novels of Joyce Cary), to his final work for American Heritage, Boys Life, The New York Times, and The Saturday Evening Post.

Disillusioned with illustration, Krigstein attempted to return to comics by proposing several full-length adaptations of classic works of literature, including The Red Badge of Courage, Treasure Island, and War and Peace. The rejection of these avant-garde attempts at a graphic novel convinced him to leave the commercial field for good- in 1964 he joined the faculty of New York Citys High School of Art &- Design.

Finally settled into a secure vocation, he opened a Manhattan studio and set about creating a prodigious amount of oils, watercolors, pastels, and drawings until shortly before his death in January 1990.



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