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Books in the SRJC Libraries relevant to the work of artist Ross Grossman.

MatisseHenri Matisse, 1869-1954: Master of Colour

Henri Matisse's adventures in color and light constitute a landmark in the history of modern art. From his apprenticeship in the studio of Gustave Moreau to the paper cutouts of the 1950's, the stages of his journey represent a triumph of artistic research and resolution. More than 300 reproductions grace this volume. The text provides a fascination survey of a complex life that crossed the paths of many legendary figures of the age.

Doyle Library Call Number: ND553.M37 E87 1987


Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner

Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner

This new addition to a successful series is a sophisticated primer for readers who seriously want to develop a professional career specializing in an art medium with great commercial potential. The book opens with a review of the methods of unique to colored pencil, its handling properties, and breadth of color range. Readers are shown how to create illusions of form, volume, and space, and how to avoid overworking a picture by learning to see when it's finished. Then the author shares her special techniques for the most popular genres, still life and landscape, and for nontraditional subjects as well. She concludes with an insightful discussion on personal style and becoming a professional artist.

Doyle Library Call Number: NC892 .B685 1998


Artist's Manual: A Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and TechniquesArtist's Manual: A Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques

The Artist's Manual is a hands-on guide to hundreds of techniques for painting and drawing. For anyone who has ever had the urge to create art, this easy-to-use manual clearly explains the artist's essential tools and materials -- how to choose them, how to use them, and how to care for them. Packed with information on myriad techniques, from color use and composition to subject choice, and including tips from the professionals, here's everything painters and illustrators need to begin, develop, and perfect their craft. Over 500 color photographs, 200 original works of art, and an extensive list of suppliers complete the most comprehensive, inspirational, and affordable artists' instruction book available today.

Doyle Library Call Number: N7430 .A739 1996


MorandiMorandi: Drawings

A visual catalogue of over 130 drawings by Italian artist, Georgio Morandi. This book includes an extensive introduction that details the process of collecting the drawings for publication as well as an analysis of the artist's work. The book also contains a biography of Morandi and chronology of his life.

Doyle Library Call Number: NC257 .M66 1978

Colored Pencil ExplorationsColored Pencil Explorations

This book highlights the versatility of colored pencils. Artist Janie Gildow and other artists demonstrate how to combine colored pencils with an exciting variety of media for extraordinary results. Readers will learn how to add luminescence to colored pencil paintings with watercolor and acrylic; how to create richness, depth and a quick color base with pastel or airbrush; and much more. Twenty-four step-by-step demonstrations by fourteen well-known artists illustrate just a sampling of what can be achieved. Readers are encouraged to experiment with colored pencil and stretch artistic boundaries.

Doyle Library Call Number: NC892 .G545 2003


Drawing with Ink; History and Modern TechniquesDrawing with Ink: History and Modern Techniques

This is a book entirely devoted to ink drawing. It teaches by displaying and discussing dozens of ink masterpieces of the past centuries, then allowing the reader to look over the author's shoulder as he draws. Since ink not only permits but encourages experimentation and individuality, the book would not be complete without some participation from the reader, and so a selection of five projects is provided to get the reader started and give familiarity with basic techniques.

Doyle Library Call Number: NC905 .L27


Andy Warhol: A RetrospectiveAndy Warhol: A Retrospective

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, which marks the first full-scale critical examination of this remarkable American artist's career. One of the most controversial and influential figures on the American cultural scene, Warhol embodied the idiosyncrasies of modern times in his art and life. This catalog, which accompanies his first major retrospective, shows the range of his career in over 600 illustrations (277 in color). Four essays assess his impact, his sources, his technical methods, and his roots in commercial art. The picture is rounded out by a chronology that documents his life and career, a section offering comments and images by his colleagues, and a compilation of statements by the artist himself. A handsome and definitive work, recommended for general, art, and modern culture collections.

Doyle Library Call Number: N6537.W28 A4 1989



In a collection of austere portraits of personalities including Dwight Eisenhower, Truman Capote, Rose Mary Woods, and Andy Warhol, Avedon demonstrates his aim to retain the sitter's identity and solidity of being without using illusionistic effects. Author Richard Avedon is well known for his photographs of all types of people, from the famous, as epitomized by Marilyn Monroe, to the fashion model, to the everyday person. His photographs are frequently close-ups that capture the spirit and mood of his subject.

Doyle Library Call Number: TR681.F3 A93