The Life and Work of Henry Scott Tuke, by Emmanuel Cooper
A secondhand book published by the Gay Men's Press in very good condition, in its unclipped dust jacket, like new. From the back cover: "In his time the British artist Henry Scott Tuke was known as "The Painter of Youth". Like his close American contemporary Thomas Eakins, Tuke's naturalist paintings of naked young men were inspired in part by classical ideals of perfection, in part by the ideas of the Impressionists and plein air painters, influenced also by the poetry of Walt Whitman. Tuke was himself associated with the Uranian poets, yet the strong homoeroticism of his pictures did not prevent his election into the Royal Academy. Born and raised in Cornwall, Tuke returned from London to settle in his native Falmouth, and the idyllic Cornish coastline is the setting for much of his work. Largely forgotten after his death, in an age when the sexuality of his paintings could not be ignored, Tuke is now being rediscovered and enjoyed once again by a new generation. Though his paintings appear in many of the world's major collections, this is the first published monograph on the artist. All his major paintings are reproduced here in colour."
Imprint: The Gay Men's Press
Publication Date: 1988, Second Impression
Type: Second hand