Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket. 128 pages with more than 70 full-color reproductions and photographs Includes Chronology, Index of Artworks, and Afterword. Written by Leslie Umberger and Marc Fasanella.
The book also traces Fasanella’s development as an artist by examining his paintings in the context of twentieth-century American social and political history. The author of this volume, Paul S. D’Ambrosio, knew Fasanella for over sixteen years. From 1993 to the artist’s death in 1997, D’Ambrosio conducted extensive interviews with him, his family, friends, and associates. He also researched Fasanella’s life in numerous libraries and archives to complete a truly comprehensive biography.
Now, for the first time in a book, 38 of his paintings are brought together, especially photographed, all magnificently reproduced in full color. And, in an inspired act of sympathy and intuition, Patrick Watson – looking at the paintings themselves listening to Fasanella’s own words – has been able both to reveal the man and to amplify our pleasure in his work.