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Booker’s Birthday

Today marks the birth of James Booker. Quite recently while looking for a fresh image of Booker I stumbled across the work of Cheryl Anne Grace. What’s particularly appealing about her work is that it doesn’t suffer from that Jackson Square/Pirate’s Alley schlock (Confederacy of Dunces) look. Cheryl’s work is palpably affectionate and the stylish iconography adds a very…

William Christenberry

Obituary and NYT profile William Christenberry’s work is a poetic evocation of a haunted countryside.  . . .  [that it] really says it all, because it [his work] deals not only with the Southern landscape of beauty and wonderment, but also the side of it that is haunted with memory and sadness. AlabamapaintingphotographyWalker PercyWilliam Christenberry

Eric Ravilious

One of my favorite artists — catch this exhibition if you can. In addition to the reviews posted on the gallery’s site, see this article in the NYRB. Ravilious reminds me of Rockwell Kent, another favorite. The Dulwich Gallery is somewhat inconvenient to get to (I used to train it) but it’s well worth the visit…