The Art & Life of Conrad Buff
Authors: Willl South, Libby Buff, and George Stern.
Publisher: George Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA, 2000
Born and raised in the repressive conservatism of nineteenth-century Switzerland, Conrad Buff spent a restless youth seeking an outlet for his artistic spirit. His talent would flourish in the majestic landscape and creative individualism of the American West. In the opening decade coincided with the flowering of a dynamic movement in American art. Sketching and painting en plein air, Buff was inspired by the grandeur of the High Sierras and the drama of the wind-sculpted desert. In a long and prodigious career, he bridged the coloration and brushwork of impressionism with the abstraction and structure of modern art. In addition, this book includes text about the author’s life and work, an essay, catalogue and chronology, and selected exhibitions.