New York, London, and Paris: Abbeville Press, Publishers, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. 199pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] Navy blue cloth over boards with the title stamped in gilt on the spine, and an embossed title on the front cover. Very good, with subtle fading along the edges of the covers. There is a previous owner's name on the half title page. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with minor surface and edge wear. Discolored at the jacket's spine, and along the edges of the rear inside flap. Item #45556
From the dust jacket- "Because Gutmann had no need to sell his art, it remained with his family rather than going to the galleries, auction houses, and museums that would have kept it in the public eye. His work therefore was little known from his death until his 'rediscovery' in 1988, when Gutmann was lauded as 'an American Gaugin.' Percy North's authoritative text- interwoven with private journals and letters as well as reviews and other period commentary- captures the spirit and the skill of this charming and extremely gifted artist. Gutmann's affectionate and incisive portraits, his foreign genre scenes and landscapes, and his tranquil still lifes are lavishly reproduced in this handsome volume, which will enchant all those who finally have the pleasure of discovering Gutmann's work."