Five American Painters
Five American Painters: Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, David Driskell, Yvonne Jacquette, and Alex Katz in Conversation with Sharon Corwin
Hardcover, 7 x 10 in., 168 pp.
Over the course of nearly a decade, Sharon Corwin, former Caroyln Muzzy Director and Chief Curator at the Colby College Museum Art, interviewed five painters with special relationships to Maine—Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, David Driskell, Yvonne Jacquette, and Alex Katz. Through these conversations, transcribed and collected in this publication, the artists share about their rich and lengthy careers, their artistic process, and Maine’s influence on their life and practice. However varied these artists’ engagements are with their surroundings, what emerge as common threads are a lifelong commitment to the medium of painting, as well as an appreciation of Maine as a crucial source of community, a seasonal home, and an artistic subject.