Books by Anthony Bailey

Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An impressive work of history that gives the reader a greater appreciation for the art, if not an understanding of the mind, of one of the world's master painters."
A fascinating look at the paintings and history of 17th-century Spanish court painter Diego Velázquez, through the prism of one of his greatest masterpieces. Read full book review >
JOHN CONSTABLE by Anthony Bailey
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"And so it is that Constable is known today, though this literate and lively biography adds new shades to the artist's well-earned reputation."
The Romantic art rebel comes in for thoughtful biographical treatment at the hands of New Yorker alumnus Bailey. Read full book review >
VERMEER by Anthony Bailey
Released: April 16, 2001

"Fine reading for art buffs and students of early-modern European history alike."
An ably wrought biography of the Dutch master. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 31, 1998

"Without ever denying Turner's quirks and petty cruelties, Bailey gradually illuminates the artist's character."
A thorough, careful biography of a talented, deeply evasive English painter whose own contemporaries knew little of him. Read full book review >
THE COAST OF SUMMER by Anthony Bailey
Released: May 31, 1994

"From the shoals of Madaket to Sow and Pigs reef, Bailey wraps the reader up in this highly entertaining sea passage."
In prose as gentle as the breezes that push his craft, Bailey (The Outer Banks, 1989, etc.) tells of his summer voyage aboard the good ship Lochinvar, coasting along a piece of New England. Read full book review >