Wadsworth Atheneum

50 PORTRAITS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Throughout the history of art, most of the world's greatest artists have produced portraits at some point of their careers, whether commissioned by rulers or magnates; created to preserve a cherished friend or relation; or even to capture the artist's own likeness. 

Each of the 50 paintings featured in this book exemplifies a moment in history, or a turning point in the artist's career. Informative texts, numerous illustrations, and brief biographies of each artist round this survey off.

Details: By Brad Finger
published 2014, 144 pages, softcover

 

 

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