Frank Walter: A Retrospective
Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited with text by Barbara Paca, Susanne Pfeffer. Text by Precious Okoyomon, Cord Riechelmann, Gilane Tawadros, Krista Thompson, Frank Walter
A substantial survey on the increasingly popular postwar Caribbean painter, whose subjects and styles ranged from the abstract to the heraldic, Scottish landscapes to the ancient Arawak peoples
A brilliant autodidact, Antiguan artist and writer Frank Walter (1926-2009) created amazing, luminously colored landscape paintings, imaginary and real portraits, and near-abstractions that subtly explore themes of class, race, nuclear energy and much more.
This substantial paperback volume, published for a major exhibition at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, appraises his diverse oeuvre in all its visual and thematic richness, introducing a little-known protagonist of Caribbean art, whose oeuvre is only recently beginning to be recognized, to a wider audience.