Tag Archives: Black Mountain College

Basil’s Arc: The Paintings and Poetics of Basil King (September 22, 2012)

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A Skylit Gallery

Skylight Press has been truly blessed in many ways in its first two years of existence and one of the more marvellous developments, completely unforeseen and unplanned, is that many of its authors and compilers just also happen to be … Continue reading

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Two Interviews with Basil King

Two fascinating interviews with Basil King have recently come to light, both in which Basil discusses the artistic and poetic philosophy behind Learning to Draw/ A History. The first is a conversation between Kevin Ring and Basil King for the … Continue reading

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Learning to Draw/ A History by Basil King

Skylight Press is proud to present the first complete version of Learning to Draw/ A History, which has been previously serialised in various small presses and online zines to some acclaim. The book is the life’s work of painter and … Continue reading

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Basil King on Skylight Press

Born in London’s East End, Basil King endured the Blitz before emigrating to the U.S. in 1947.  By the tender age of 16 he had enrolled at the now famous Black Mountain College to study painting and writing amongst such … Continue reading

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