Books by David Sweetman

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Both an eminently readable biography of a great artist and an exploration of how the fin-de-siäcle advanced new modes of artistic and political expression."
—The Painter of the Paris Night" emerges as a politically revolutionary and provocative artist inextricably linked with the volatile milieu of turn-of-the-century Paris. Read full book review >
PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >
MARY RENAULT by David Sweetman
Released: June 1, 1993

"Renault continues to wear her own Mask of Apollo."
This first nonacademic biography of Renault was developed by Sweetman (Van Gogh, 1990) from a rare interview granted him in 1981, two years before his subject's death. Read full book review >