PAUL RESIKA: Eight Decades of Painting


The first major survey on the graceful and colorful paintings of American artist Paul Resika.

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Resika’s subjects are drawn from nature and reflect his surroundings, which change with the seasons: in winter, he lives in New York; in summer, Cape Cod; in spring he spends time painting in the south of France and in Italy. Provincetown piers, fishing boats in the harbor, figures on the beach, and French farmhouses in the countryside emanate a dreamlike serenity and make up the rich visual vocabulary for which Resika is best known.Produced in a large format with more than 220 color illustrations, this book reflects over eight decades of Resika’s output, with scholarly essays that reveal his ongoing dialogue with Hofmann’s sophisticated ideas about color and pictorial structure.

By Avis Berman, Karen Wilkin, John Yau, Jennifer Samet