Charles Deering and Ramón Casas / Charles Deering Y Ramón Casas
Author : Isabel Coll Mirabent
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release Date : 2012-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9780810128439
Pages : 425 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (438 downloads)
Download Charles Deering and Ramón Casas / Charles Deering Y Ramón Casas in PDF Full Online Free by Isabel Coll Mirabent and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lavishly illustrated, bilingual art book presents drawings by Ramón Casas in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections at the Northwestern University Library and oil paintings by Casas from private collections and the Art Institute of Chicago. Charles Deering and Ramón Casas follows the development and dramatic dissolution of a three-way friendship that connected the Spanish painter Ramón Casas (1866–1932); the Chicago industrialist Charles Deering (1852–1927), who was a collector and admirer of Casas’s work as well as a patron of Northwestern University; and the Spanish artist Miguel Utrillo (1862–1934), Casas’s lifelong friend and the father of the French painter Maurice Utrillo. Casas introduced Deering to Sitges, a beach town near Barcelona, Spain, where the latter created a palatial estate with a museum to house his art collection. Miguel Utrillo served as director of the museum. The text explores the treasures housed at Maricel and what happened among the three men that led Casas to abandon Utrillo and Deering to depart Spain, taking his art collection with him.