Book Review: Painting Central Park

Painting Central Park by Roger F. Pasquier / Foreword by Amanda M. Burden

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Listed as one of 2015’s best gift ideas by the New York Times, Painting Central Park by Roger F. Pasquier has already garnered high praise. And really, why wouldn’t it? The cover and title alone make it a note-worthy volume for anyone living in, or interested in the metropolis of New York City, where 842-acres of beautifully landscaped and manicures lawns, rock sculptures, ponds, bridges, trees, and boat houses sit nestled among some of the tallest buildings in the United States.

Since the 1800’s, artists have flocked to New York City to make a living doing what they love. Each of them has been inspired by the city, I’m sure, but a noted few have been inspired by that lovely 842-acre park, and have forever captured the unique movement of that landscape in their own beautiful way. Legendary artists such as Winslow Homer, Milton Avery, and Alex Katz all seized the opportunity to leave a lasting moment in the history of American Art, in the greatest and most popular park in the world.

Artist Credit: George Bellows – “A Day in June” from Painting Central Park by Roger Pasquier, Published by using Vendome Press

Artist Credit: Edward Hopper; from Painting Central Park  by Roger Pasquier,

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Artist Credit: William Zorach; from Painting Central Park by Roger Pasquier,

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Artist Credit: Edward Middleton; from Painting Central Park by Roger Pasquier,

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Artist Credit: Maurice Prendergast; from Painting Central Park by Roger Pasquier,

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