In Search of Rex Whistler

In Search of Rex Whistler[PDF / Epub] ☆ In Search of Rex Whistler Author Mirabel Cecil – Rex Whistler was one of the most intriguing artists of the interwar years His career lasted only from 1925 until his tragically early death in the Second World War when he was thirty nine But in those Rex Whistler of Rex PDF ✓ was one of the most intriguing artists of the interwar years His career lasted only from until his tragically early death in the Second World War when he was thirty nine But in those two decades he established himself as an artist in many different fields and especially as the outstanding mural painter of the period His first big mural painted while he was still a student at the Slade School of Art was for the Tate Gallery restaurant He went on to paint many others including those at Port Lympne in Kent In Search PDF/EPUB or Dorneywood in Buckinghamshire and his masterpiece Plas Newydd on the Isle of AngleseyHe was also an acclaimed portrait painter of people and of their houses He designed sets for opera the theatre and ballet most famously Fidelio at Covent Garden Victoria Regina on Broadway and the Royal Ballet's Rake's Progress illustrations and book jackets for over a hundred books numerous advertisements greetings telegrams for the Post Office and even a toile de jouy that is still in production to this day Among his most memorable portraits are those of the beautiful Lady Caroline Paget the love of Search of Rex Kindle Ô his lifeAmidst all this he found time to sparkle as one of the wittiest and most elegant of the 'bright young things'; until at the outbreak of war he joined the Welsh Guards and was transformed into a dedicated and outstandingly courageous tank troop commander in the Guards Armoured Division He was killed by a mortar bomb blast in Normandy on July Although Rex Whistler's reputation stand high today and his work is avidly collected much of it is in private hands and so comparatively little known The authors Hugh and Mirabel Cecil have tracked down all of his murals in private collections and on public display They have traced his later dramatic portraits and war art painted while he was in the army and have been given access to many unpublished sources both letters and the memories of his many devoted friends. The artist illustrator and muralist that was Rex Whistler is one of my favourite artists having discovered him 23 years ago now whilst visiting Plas Newydd on Anglesey I fell in love with his work immediately and completed a personal study as part of my A Level Art exam This new biography is unusual for non fictionart books for being completely readable and fascinating Usually I find that after the initial enthusiasm of reading such books my interest wanes and I never finish the book Not so with Mirabel and Hugh Cecil's book I lapped up the richly illustrated book and easy to read yet insightful text If you want to read about one of the countries greatest painters whose life was tragically cut short by war at the age of 39 on his first day in action then this is the book for you It will also give you a list of places to visit and books to collect Wonderful A sumptuous book glossy pages chock a block full of color illustrations Whistler not related to JM was a British mural painter and illustrator with a short but prolific career that extended from the 1920s to the 1940s He died young in 1944 while serving in France with the Welsh Guards as a tank commander His surviving murals in opulent country houses such as Plas Newydd and Port Lympne depict fantastical landscapes full of Baroue and Rococco architectural features in glades and forests inspired by Poussin and Claude Whistler was also a talented book illustrator and portrait painter His descendents should be mightily pleased with this handsome publication which is truly the definitive account of a life and talent cut short by war

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • In Search of Rex Whistler
  • Mirabel Cecil
  • English
  • 17 November 2015
  • 9780711232303