Master of the Two Left Feet

Master of the Two Left Feet Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered

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Publisher's Synopsis

A garment worker and slipper manufacturer with no training in art, Morris Hirshfield was never expected to make history. Against all odds, his wildly stylized paintings of female figures, often nude, animals, and landscapes became internationally known in the 1940s. Admired by Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, and the French surrealists, his peak moment of visibility occurred in 1943, when the Museum of Modern Art mounted a one-man show of his work. The exhibition was widely reviewed - though mostly reviled - by the press, who jeeringly crowned Hirshfield 'Master of the Two Left Feet' for his tendency to display the female body in that unorthodox fashion. After the artist's death in 1946, his work was largely forgotten, but in 'Master of the Two Left Feet', art historian Richard Meyer rediscovers Hirshfield for twenty-first-century audiences.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262047289
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 759.13
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20220517
Language: English
Number of pages: 319
Weight: 2120g
Height: 237mm
Width: 337mm
Spine width: 32mm