Clive McCartney: Passport to Paint


Out of stock


This is the first monograph devoted to the work of the the artist Clive McCartney. It offers a review of his 30-year career and traces his artistic journey, from his early wanderings through Egypt and Sudan, Morocco and India, to the European capitals of Paris, Berlin, Rome and London, and finally his arrival in America.

The book discusses the working processes involved in ‘series’ painting, in which works evolve into large-scale projects. It also explores his fixation with the solitary and the existential nature of man, revealing a poignant area of work that examines figures set apart, but also together: the individual and the crowd, streets and interiors redolent of the past as well as what is about to come , empty corridors and parks that are more atmosphere than detail.

With over 150 illustrations, McCartney shows the diversity of subjects he covers – still life, life drawing, landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, interiors, nocturnes and abstraction.

About the author

Clive McCartney trained at Central School of Art and Chelsea College of Art where his personal tutors included Derek Boshier, Cecil Collins, Ken Kiff, Euan Euglow, Craigie Aitchison, Anthony Wishaw and Stephen Buckley. He was Artist in Residence at The Savoy Hotel, London, The Waldorf Astoria, New York and Sutton Valence School.

He has exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as well as one man shows each year from 1994 with Duncan R Miller Fine Art, W H Patterson, The New Grafton Gallery, The Fairfax Gallery, The Graham Gallery, The Redleaf Gallery and The Catto Gallery. He has also exhibited regularly at The Business Design Centre, 21st Century British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art and the Armoury Show, New York.

Extent: 192pp

Size: 265 x 225mm

Illustrations: full colour

Binding: hardback

ISBN: 978-1-911408-24-6