The Artists Of The Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary by Peter Mallalieu

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The Artists Of The Alpine Club: A Biographical Dictionary by Peter Mallalieu

oblong 8vo. pp. xii, 240. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. index. hardcover. dw. (near fine - slight bump to lower left corner). [London]: The Alpine Club, [2010].

New Edition with addendum.

ISBN-10: 0900523697 / ISBN-13: 9780900523694


Since its foundation in 1857, there have always been members of the Alpine Club who have carried sketch-books into the mountains, keeping a record of their endeavours and the peaks they had climbed. Descriptions of these artists form the principal part of the text of this Dictionary, together with many illustrations of their work. In 1895, the Alpine Club's move to Savile Row, with its generous accommodation, enabled exhibitions of scale and scope to be held and the beginnings of a collection to form. The subsequent move to South Audley Street, shortly before the Second World War, enabled members' exhibitions to continue, together with displays of mountain paintings from external galleries and dealers. In 1991, the move was made to the present premises at Charlotte Road. Throughout these many changes the Club's collection has grown, almost exclusively by virtue of gifts from members, families and friends. In recent years, the exhibition tradition has continued. As well as displays from permanent collection, including works by John Ruskin, ET Compton and TH Somervell, there have been individual shows by modern artists such as Julian Cooper, Jim Curran and John Dugger, and even group exhibitions of conceptual art. Members have been offered a changing and varied diet which is reflected in the pages of this book. This is the second edition which now includes an Addendum showing new material added to this collection. The first edition was published in 2007. This edition is compiled and written by Peter Mallalieu, Keeper of Pictures at the Alpine Club. The book shows over 150 mainly full page, full colour drawings and paintings, with accompanying descriptions and background to the artist.