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Institute of Advanced Study

Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art

(24 June 2010)

We are delighted to announce that Tamsin Pickeral's book on former IAS artist-in-residence, Chris Gollon, will be published on 20 May 2010.    

'Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art' is a lively and studied account of the life and work of leading contemporary artist Chris Gollon.   An artist who brings humanity in all its forms to the canvas, in works often gently ironic and markedly perceptive. Self-taught like Francis Bacon, unconventional and often challenging, Gollon has breathed new direction into contemporary painting. Bringing his fascinating life peopled with rock and roll stars, enormous characters, strange occurrences, desperate lows and great successes to the canvas, he now counts amongst one of the twenty-first century's most important, and charismatic artists.

Tamsin Pickeral is an art historian and author of over 20 books including The Dog: 5,000 Years of the Dog in Art, 2008, Merrell (Voted Financial Times Top Fifty books in 2008) and The Horse: 30,000 Years of the Horse in Art, 2006, Merrell (The Guardian Book of the Week). She has also published books on Impressionism, Van Gogh, Mackintosh and Turner, Whistler, Monet for Flametree. She has been a major contributor to a number of multi-author art reference publications and exhibition catalogues, and is currently working on a major new study of the nude in art. Her books are published internationally.

'Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art' will be available to buy from all good bookshops from 20 May 2010.