For more than 150 years, Central Park has been America's premier urban oasis, and it has always inspired artists. Shown in dozens of color illustrations, here are paintings and drawings by such figures as Edward Hopper, Marc Chagall, Helen Frankenthaler, George Grosz, Alex Katz, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, George Bellows, Childe Hassam, David Hockney, and Christo. Their work shows early views of the park in construction, its major landmarks, the evolving vistas of the cityscape, and the park's human element—scenes of crowds at play and people in solitary contemplation.
Painting Central Park
Author: Roger F. Pasquier. Amanda M. Burden, foreword.