John Minton: Dance Till the Stars Come Down

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Lund Humphries, 2005 - Art - 276 pages
John Minton (1917-57) was a successful painter, an admired and influential illustrator and, in his own lifetime, a myth. Minton kept hidden a deep melancholy that eventually led him to take his own life aged thirty-nine. Frances Spalding's sensitive account of Minton's life and work makes use of letters, articles and revue sketches by Minton himself, as well as many interviews with the artist's friends and acquaintances.

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Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer. She is the author of British Art since 1900 as well as much-acclaimed biographies of Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Gwen Raverat, John Piper and the poet Stevie Smith.

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