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By Helen Park Bigelow

―First full-length e-book in 20 years dedicated to the paintings and lifetime of this significant American artist. contains greater than ninety plates illustrating Park's improvement and occupation ―Park's work have noticeable a resurgence of curiosity between creditors and associations, with 2009 exhibitions at Washington's Phillips assortment and Stanford University's Cantor Arts middle; items lately auctioned for $2.7 million at Christie's and $1.4 million at Sotheby's David Park, Painter: not anything Held again chronicles the short yet remarkably prolific occupation of this American artist, who died in 1960 at age forty nine. He was once a vital part of the San Francisco Bay artwork neighborhood from the early Thirties on, and is counted as one of many crew of immensely talented artists who made up the Bay sector Figurative portray move in its nascent years of the Fifties. A painter deeply dedicated to humanity as an issue in an period that exalted abstraction, Park's paintings will be startling for its intensity of feeling even at the present time. Writing approximately him lately, San Francisco critic Kenneth Baker famous: Park's freedom from irony will strike somebody sated by means of postmodernist flippancy as enviable and nearly past fulfillment this present day.

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And love? I saw that love and recognition were wound up together or even, perhaps, recognition preceded love. At the time, it was a lot to think about. I nodded at my father. He must have been watching me process the thoughts and liked what he saw, for his face broke into his beaming grin. That’s probably why I remember the moment. Deedie suffered from mysterious and lasting skin rashes and put herself on long diets that never helped. Intermittently attacked by migraine headaches, she lay still and silent in her darkened room, and we were not to disturb her.

She didn’t elaborate. As with David, painting was always Edith’s fierce, abiding engagement. She lived to be ninety-eight and painted until she was ninety-seven. She lived in one room in a full-care retirement home and painted with acrylics on top of her bed, where she placed her canvas on large sheets of cardboard, passionately scavenged and hoarded in her closet. When Edith was in her seventies and eighties, she put her cardboard and canvas on the floor and painted, standing, bending over. She was David’s mentor and ally all his life.

Was she wearing gray knickers and maroon knee socks with sensible brown shoes the day Deedie timidly knocked on her door? Probably. A visor would have been clamped down among her unmanageable curls. Deedie was about five feet nine inches and Edith about five feet four, so Deedie could well have felt large and shy and awkward, not knowing what to make of this aunt of David’s. Deedie was dying to talk about the young painter in San Francisco who was completely occupying her mind. Edith drew her out, and Deedie confessed how hard it had been to leave and how miserable she was now.

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