An Emotional Memoir of Franz Kline

Fielding Dawson


Pantheon, New York, 1967. First Edition. Signed by the author. Hardcover with illustrated Dust Jacket. 147pp., 6.25 x 8.5 inches.

Very Good. Minor rubbing to the jacket with .5cm of loss to the foot of the spine, price clipped. The yellow cloth boards remain vibrant and square, interior is bright and unmarked, very minor shelf wear. Book plate from the Poets House Library, from the collection of Richard Levey.

Beautifully printed examination of Franz Kline’s life, times and work, written by his former student at the Black Mountain College. The front free endpaper is accordion folded once, revealing a detail of Kline’s painting “Shenandoah Wall” while the jacket design is based on the announcement for Kline’s first one-man show in 1950 at the Egan Gallery, New York. Handsomely signed by the author on the title page.