Manuel Neri

The Human Figure in Plaster and on Paper

Jock Reynolds

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May 29, 2018
124 pages, 9 x 12
87 color + 17 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300233025
HC - Paper over Board

Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery

This engaging publication examines the prodigious body of work of American sculptor Manuel Neri (b. 1930) through the unique perspective of one of Neri’s former students. A near-contemporary of other notable California-based artists Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud, Neri is best known for his large-scale figurative sculptures that combine classical figuration with the dynamic mark-making of Abstract Expressionism. The book traces the compelling yet often contradictory thematic arcs of Neri’s powerful work and his greater impact on the field of sculpture. At the heart of the publication are Jock Reynolds’s personal reflections on Neri and his legacy as a teacher, adding insight and intimacy to the scholarly understanding of the artist. Photographs of Neri in his studio, archival images, and installation photos of the related exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery round out the book. With its blend of art history and personal reflection, this unique book offers valuable insight into an important, understudied California artist.
 

Jock Reynolds is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.


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Yale University Art Gallery
(03/02/18–07/08/18)

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