Manning Williams: Reinventing Narrative Painting (softcover)
This book explores the legacy of Manning Williams’ life in art. Lavish color images of many of his works are included, as well as a narrative backstory detailing his life, and how it informed his work.
Manning Williams was a painter, sculptor, teacher and raconteur. He began his artistic life as a realist in the era dominated by abstraction and ended it as an abstract painter in an era marked by the resurgence of realism. His was a slow evolution, fed by constant reading, travel, and study; a patient search tempered by the constant fine tuning of the emotion of color and the transparency of light that became his hallmark.