This publication accompanies a major retrospective exhibition that focuses on Kerry James Marshall’s paintings made over the last thirty-five years. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African American experience. The comprehensive monograph provides a sustained consideration of the artist’s reinvention of American history and landscape painting and portraiture and establishes his standing as one of America’s greatest living painters. Kerry James Marshall has been chosen one of TIME
magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2017.
280 pages, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Foreword by Thomas P. Campbell, Madeleine Grynsztejn, and Philippe Vergne. Text by Ian Alteveer, Kerry James Marshall, Helen Molesworth, Dieter Roelstraete, and Lanka Tattersall.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
was presented at the MCA Apr 23–Sep 25, 2016. Learn more