Leah Chase

Leah Chase

Paintings by Gustave Blache III

Book - 2012
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"Blache spent countless hours sketching and photographing Chase at her restaurant, capturing the intimate moments that form the subject of his finished portraits. The exhibition provides an authentic view into Chase’s life’s work. Cutting Squash, featured in the exhibition, was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery." -- from the publisher.
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Hudson Hills Press, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781555953782
Branch Call Number: 759.13 Lea
Characteristics: 81 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm


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