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About the Author: Stephen Farthing

Stephen Farthing grew up in London and after resisting the temptation to join the Royal Navy, earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Martin's School of Art in 1973 and a Masters degree in painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 1976.[1] In the final year of his master's program, Farthing won a scholarship to study at the British School in Rome for one year.[2]


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ISBN10: 1844037045 | ISBN13: 9781844037049

Page count: 960

From Ancient Egyptian frescoes to the Renaissance masters, from French Impressionists to American Abstract Expressionists, this highly browsable guide embraces all cultures and every style of painting from 4,000 BC to the present. A visually arresting reference for art lovers and students, it provides a truly comprehensive worldwide gazeteer of paintings organized chronologically by date of completion. Each entry includes the history of the painting, information about the artist or artistic movement, the current location of the painting (all are on view to the public), as well as other details. The works are also indexed by artist and by title, making for easy cross-referencing. Included are popular paintings, key works that are the most breathtaking for their extraordinary power and beauty, paintings that were turning points in the history of art, and rediscovered masterpieces, making "1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die" an art museum in its own right.

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