Averil King’s “Isaak Levitan: Lyrical Landscape”

Averil King is the only writer to have produced a book in English on Levitan. Her "Lyrical Landscape" is readily available. Harder to find are several out-of-print and expensive English translations of monographs on Levitan by the respected Soviet-era art critic Alexei Fyodorov-Davydov.

Until now, Averil King is the only writer to have produced a book in English on Levitan. Harder to find are several out-of-print and expensive English translations of monographs on Levitan by the respected Soviet-era art critic Alexei Fyodorov-Davydov.

Until my book comes out in the fall of 2015, King’s book is the only readily available work in English on Levitan. It was first published in 2004, expanded in a beautiful new edition by the Antique Collectors’ Club in England in 2011, and reprinted with minor changes in 2015. King is a sensitive interpreter of Levitan’s paintings and, as an expert on late 19th century European art, is able to place his work convincingly in the context of his Russian and Western contemporaries.

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