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Tom Fairs Drawings


Tom Fairs Drawings

May 4 - June 23, 2017


Untitled, 1986 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) [View from Fenton House Garden, Hampstead] 3.


Untitled (lake district), 1993 Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) 4.


Untitled, 1990's Pencil on paper 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches (13.7 x 18.7 cm) 5.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 6 x 8 3/4 inches (15.2 x 22.2 cm) [View from Kenwood, Hampstead] 6.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 8 x 5 3/4 inches (20.3 x 14.6 cm) [View from Heathside, Hampsteaed] 7.


Untitled (25.9.02), 2002 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) 8.


Behind Steele's Road, n.d. Pencil on paper 6 3/4 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm) 9.


Untitled, 1995 Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) 10.


Fenton House, 1988 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) 11.


Untitled (Oct 3 84), 1984 Pencil on paper 5 3/4 x 8 inches (14.6 x 20.3 cm) [View from Hampstead Heath] 12.


Untitled, 1992 Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) [View from a river somewhere in Cumbria] 13.


Untitled (30.9) Pencil on paper 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches (10.5 x 14 cm) 14.


Medmenham (Oct 99), 1999 Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) [View from Medmenham, Oxfordshire] 15.


Kenwood, 2005 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) [View from Kenwood, Hampstead] 16.


Untitled, 1993 Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) 17.


Untitled, 1992 Pencil on paper 6 x 8 3/4 inches (15.2 x 22.2 cm) [View from Fenton House, Hampstead] 18.


Untitled, 1990's Pencil on paper 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches (13.7 x 18.7 cm) [View from Hampstead Heath] 19.


Untitled, 1993 Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) 20.


London looking South (8.3.04), 2004 Pencil on paper 8 x 5 3/4 inches (20.3 x 14.6 cm) [View from The Royal Free Hospital towards London] 21.


Untitled (18 July '86), 1986 Pencil on paper 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches (10.5 x 14 cm) [View from a path in Kenwood] 22.


Untitled (21.8.96), 1996 Pencil on paper 4 3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) 23.


East End London Thames, n.d. Pencil on paper 6 x 4 1/2 inches (15.2 x 11.4 cm) 24.


Untitled, 1990 Pencil on paper 5 3/4 x 8 inches (14.6 x 20.3 cm) 25.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) [View from Garden of Anna Pavlova's house in Hampstead] 26.


Untitled (9.12.06), 2006 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) [View from Kimble Wood] 27.


Untitled, 1992 Pencil on paper 4 3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) 28.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) 29.


Untitled (26.12.02), 2002 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches [View from Path in Kenwood, Hampstead] 30.


East End Thames, n.d. Pencil on paper 6 x 4 1/8 inches (15.2 x 10.5 cm) 31.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (14.9 x 18.4 cm) 32.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 5 3/4 x 8 inches (14.6 x 20.3 cm) 33.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) 34.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches (10.5 x 14 cm) [View from Kenwood Cafe] 35.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches (10.5 x 14 cm) [View from Kenwood, Hampstead] 36.


Untitled (lake district), n.d. Pencil on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (22.2 x 15.2 cm) 37.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) 38.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 4 3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) 39.


Kenwood Cafe (17.02.04), 2004 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) [View from Cafe at Kenwood, Hampstead] 40.


Untitled, n.d. Pencil on paper 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches (10.5 x 14 cm) 41.


Untitled (27.5.06), 2006 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) 42.


Untitled (31.5.02), 2002 Pencil on paper 5 1/2 x 4 inches (14 x 10.2 cm) 43.


My interest is primarily in things seen: landscape, interiors, still life where, in the light of the imagination, the commonplace may be transformed into the extraordinary. The ever-present transforming principle moves me. I have no theories, no special techniques and no information to communicate. I try to achieve a brief glimpse of the implicit order that lies beneath what we perceive as reality. -Tom Fairs 44.


TOM FAIRS (1925-2007) Born: London, England Lived: Hampstead, England Education: 1948-50 Hornsey School of Art 1950-54 Royal College of Art, studied stained glass design Solo Exhibitions 2015 Tony Feher/Tom Fairs, Kerry Schuss, New York, NY 2012 Tom Fairs, Drawings June - July 2004, Kerry Schuss, New York, NY 2011 Drawings, Kerry Schuss, New York, NY 2008 Tom Fairs (1925-2007) Homage to Bonnard, The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrowgate, Yorkshire Grafton Art Gallery, London Group Exhibitions: 2012 Walled Garden, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY 2011 NADA Miami, Kerry Schuss featured artist 1970's to 2007 The Beaford Centre, Devon Dartington Hall, Devon Covent Gallery, London Everyman Theatre, London Rowland, Browse & Delbanco, London Dunkeld Gallery, Scotland Hambledon Gallery, Dorset Illustrators Art, London Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath Rooksmoor Gallery, Bristol Leeds Playhouse Gallery, Leeds The Stables, Folkstone Royal Academy Summer Exhibition annually since 1981 Ombersley Gallery, Worcestshire Central School of Art and Design, London Drew Gallery, Canterbury Art for Offices, London New Groton Gallery, Barnes Business Art, Royal Academy, London Bibliography 2015 Cotter, Holland, “10 Galleries to Visit on the LES,” New York Times, April 17 Rhodes, David, “Not A Single Link too Loose: Tony Feher/Tom Fair,” Artcritical, April 2013 Smith, Roberta, “Tendrils of the Artist’s Essence", New York Times, April 19 2012 Schwabsky, Barry, “Review of Tom Fairs at Kerry Schuss,” Artforum International, February Smith, Roberta, "Tom Fairs Drawings June-July 2004,” The New York Times, Art in Review, November 30 Plagens, Peter, "From Rooms to Revolutions,” Wall Street Journal, Volume CCLX No.123, November 24/25 Heinrich, Will, "Tom Fairs: Drawings June-July 2004 at Kerry Schuss,” New York Observer, Gallerist NY, December 11 Yau, John, "It’s Hard to Lie in a Drawing,” Hyperallergic, November 25 Simon, Jane, "Miami Beyond Art Basel,” Art Agenda, Review, December 8

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Johnson, Ken, "Drawings,” New York Times, June 3, 2011 review of exhibition at KS Art Higgs, Matthew, "Top Ten Shows 2011,” Artforum, December issue Saltz, Jerry, "Reasons To Love New York,” New York Magazine, December 19 Smith, Roberta, "Roberta Smith’s Best of 2011,” The New York Times, December 18

Teaching: 1967-87 - Central School of Art and Design, London, taught set and costume design Publications: Reyntiens, Patrick, The Technique of Stained Glass, 1966 Palmer, F, Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Material and Techniques, 1984 The Royal Academy Illustrated, 1985, 1988, 1994, 1995 Stained Glass Commissions: mid-50's - early 70's Assisted Geoffrey Clarke on nave windows in Coventry Cathedral St. Hugh's Church, Buntingford, Cambs. Ancrum Church, Roxburghshire, Scotland Convent of the Sacred Heart, Buntingford, Cambs. Holborn College of Law, London Commonwealth Institute, London Hotel President, London Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Birmingham Officer's Club, Bahrain

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Tom Fairs Drawings May 4- June 23, 2017 Edited by Dorsey Waxter, and Sophia Jackson Designed by Nick Naber Artwork Photography by Charles Benton Cover, Untitled [detail], 1992, Pencil on paper, 6 x 8 3/4 inches (15.2 x 22.2 cm); pg. 44 Tom Fairs in his studio photo by Bobbie Oliver With special thanks to Elisabeth Russell Taylor, Bobbie Oliver and Kerry Schuss Gallery. Van Doren Waxter 23 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021 tel: 212 445 0444 fax: 212 445 0442 email: info@vandorenwaxter.com www.vandorenwaxter.com Van Doren Waxter All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this catalogue may be reproduced without permission of the


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Tom Fairs | Drawings  

Published on the occasion of the special presentation of Tom Fairs 'Drawings' at Van Doren Waxter May 4-June 23, 2017.

Tom Fairs | Drawings  

Published on the occasion of the special presentation of Tom Fairs 'Drawings' at Van Doren Waxter May 4-June 23, 2017.

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