The first comprehensive survey of Cornelia Foss s landscapes, still lifes, and portraits, an artist in the style and tradition of Fairfield Porter. The American artist Cornelia Foss is part of a loosely knit group of artists commonly described as painterly realists, many of whom are associated with Long Island s scenic Hamptons region, including Eric Fischl and Fairfield Porter. This is the first such survey of this artist s work to be published. Long considered a quintessential Long Island artist, Foss has painted Wainscott Pond for over half a century.
Foss s work mirrors her protected environment pastel drawings of her own garden and nearby ponds; oil portraits of her granddaughters and pets; landscapes featuring beach scenes and still-life paintings showing flowers on a windowsill. Thus, the art conveys a nurturing perspective that also acknowledges the outside world. Beautifully designed, this volume provides deep insight into the breadth and range of the artist s practice over the past fifty years."e;
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