Literary Nonfiction. Art. Illustrated by 40 color plates. Essay by William Corbett. ALBERT YORK is the first monograph on the little known but intensely admired American painter who died in 2009 at eighty-one. York showed at Manhattan's Davis & Langdale Gallery beginning in 1963 and throughout his career. His shows had good reviews; his work sold but word of his special quality has just begun to spread into the wider world. His subjects are as ordinary--cows, trees in a meadow, flowers bunched in a tomato can--as his forms and paint handling powerful. William Corbett has followed York's work for thirty-five years. He has published a book on Philip Guston, edited the letters of James Schuyler, and is a poet.
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William Corbett is a poet who lives in Boston's South End and is Director of Student Writing Activities in MIT's Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. He writes frequently on art, directs the small press Pressed Wafer and is on the advisory board of Manhattan's CUE Art Foundation. Among his books are the memoirs Furthering My Education and Philip Guston's Late Work: A Memoir. He edited JUST THE THING: SELECTED LETTERS OF JAMES SCHUYLER and THE LETTERS OF JAMES SCHUYLER TO FRANK O'HARA. His newest books of poetry are ELEGIES FOR MICHAEL GIZZI (Kat Ran Press, 2012) and THE WHALEN POEM (Hanging Loose Press, 2011).Author City: Boston, MA USA