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A SEASON FOR PAINTING: THE OUTDOOR ART OF ROBERT K. ABBETT
Author: Robert K. Abbett
Publisher: Collector's Covey, Jul 2003
Abbett's art has long been a favorite of sportsmen, dog lovers & folk who just plain enjoy the country. Now, he writes, & adds a warm & personal perspective from his own notes, sketches & photos. Over 200 color plates, drawings, & photos. 11x12 inches, 192 pgs.
Robert K. Abbett's art has long been a favorite of sportsmen, dog lovers and folk who just plain enjoy the country.
As an Editor of Sporting Classics and Pointing Dog Journal, Tom Davis points out in the Foreword of this book "I've yet to meet anyone familiar with Abbett's work who isn't a fan and I feel confident in saying that most of these people - including a number of his fellow artists - would describe themselves not just as fans but big fans." All of us here at Collectors Covey neatly fit within the latter group.
Bob's work has been the subject of three previous books. A Season for Painting is now the first to be written by the artist himself. Written in his easy style, the artist simply defines his personal philosophy of art and describes some of the practical methodology of building pictures.
In addition to drawing on his extensive store of personal photos and sketches, Abbett has added his own colorful commentary on each of more than 120 paintings reproduced, giving readers a comprehensive look at this artist and his body of work, including a complete illustrated listing of his limited edition prints.
Written in his easy style, the artist simply defines his personal philorophy of art and describes some of the practical methodology of building pictures.