David Remfry: Watercolour



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Over his long and successful career David Remfry MBE RARWS has achieved a mastery of watercolour that few have matched. Unusually for the medium, he works on a large scale and often focuses on people, exploring the dance hall and the nightclub in breathtaking images that are at once beautiful, intimate and edgy.

This book is the first full-length monograph devoted to the artist's watercolours. Its author, James Russell, is well known for his writing on 20th-century British artists. Russell brings his scholarship, humour and fascination for people and their lives to his study of Remfry's career, tracing the evolution of a remarkable talent, looking in depth at the most significant works and placing Remfry in the context of both the British watercolour tradition and international contemporary painting. This is at once a glorious art book and an intimate portrait of city life.

Having spent 20 years living and working at the legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York, Remfry has a following on both sides of the Atlantic. New Yorkers – often in party mode – feature in many of his watercolours, and his recollections of people and places add colour to the text.

• The first full-length monogrpah ot be dedicated to David Remfry's watercolours
• With a previously unpublished interview by Irving Sandler
• Published to coincide with a major retrospective curated by James Russell at the new London galleries of the Royal Watercolour Society in Whitcomb Street, next to the National Gallery, from 12 May to 15 July 2022

145 colour illustrations

ISBN: 9781912520886
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/07/2022
RRP: $59.99
Pages: 144
Dimension: 290mm X 240mm
Imprint: Royal Academy of Arts