Jane Haskell: Drawing In Light
Written by Vicky A. Clark and Melissa Hiller
Introduction by Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Softcover, 187 pages with over 100 illustrations, 2015
This visually stunning publication, Jane Haskell: Drawing In Light, surveys Haskell’s career. Originally from New York, Jane Haskell (1923-2013) was an artist and a philanthropist who made Pittsburgh her home for nearly fifty years. Authors Vicky A. Clark and Melissa Hiller focus their insightful examination on Haskell’s sculpture, painting and drawing in which the emphasis on light is key.
Drawing In Light is the first-ever in depth examination of Haskell’s work and includes an introduction by her longtime friend and colleague Richard Armstrong, a biographical sketch by American Jewish Museum Director Melissa Hiller, and an essay by Hiller and art historian Vicky A. Clark, PhD. Their essay covers substantial ground about Haskell’s work, her sensibilities and influences, and her position within the schema of twentieth-century art and artists. Observations by Haskell’s friends, family and colleagues add a personal dimension. The honest, perceptive comments about who she was and what she stood for contextualize this iconic and beloved artworld figure.
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