"Franz Kline in Coal Country" is the first biography to examine Kline's formative years in Lehighton, Philadelphia, Boston, and London, before he became a founding member of the New York School, the ragtag group who stole the art world away from Paris after WWII. This book, according to Kline's sister, Dr. Louise Kline-Kelly, sets the record straight in more than one place. Compiled over three decades, Franz Kline in Coal Country also contains over 100 of his earliest drawings, cartoons, letters, photos, paintings, and linoleum-block prints. Most of these little-known works, rescued from the attics and scrapbooks of friends, appear here for the first time."
Rebecca Finsel has over two decades of journalistic experience, writing, and photography. Mrs. Finsel began researching Kline in 1986, and she continues to lecture on Kline.
Joel Finsel has written for The Oxford American, Palaver, SALT, and many other publications. Joel lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he conducts research for special projects at the University of North Carolina. He is currently working on a book about the medicinal history of cocktails.
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