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Basil Alkazzi: An Odyssey of Dreams

A Decade of Paintings 2003–2012

Donald Kuspit, Judith Brodsky, Harry I. Naar

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 876 6

    Size: 280 mm x 229 mm / 9 x 11 in.

    Binding: hardback

    Pages: 136

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    Date published: October, 2013

    UK £27.95 /US $39.95


  • Features 34 works by Basil Alkazzi from the past decade
  • Includes interview with Basil Alkazzi by Harry I. Naar
  • Published to accompany various exhibitions across America:

The Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro | August 29 – September 29, 2013
The Anne Kittrell Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | November 4 – December 6, 2013
Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, New Jersey | February 6 – March 2, 2014
The Rosenberg Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore | March 22 – April 20, 2014
The Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | May 16 – July 27, 2014
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York | August 17 – October 19, 2014


In this fully illustrated book of Basil Alkazzi’s paintings, nature and the cosmos are transformed through intense color and incarnate shapes into a zone of dreams, longing, and the spirit – works of poetry as well as art. Raised in England where he attended art school, Basil Alkazzi has exhibited regularly in London and in the United States for over four decades and his work is in the collections of major United States and European museums. To support other artists, he established The Basil H. Alkazzi Foundation Awards at the Royal College of Art and The Basil H. Alkazzi Awards for Excellence at the New York Foundation for the Arts. The curator of the exhibition is Judith K. Brodsky, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University. Brodsky has organised and curated many exhibitions, most recently, The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society. Donald Kuspit, one of America’s most eminent art critics, formerly Distinguished Professor of Art History and Philosophy at Stony Brook University, The State University of New York, has written a comprehensive and in-depth essay for this book which also contains an interview with Basil Alkazzi by Harry I. Naar, Professor of Fine Arts in studio art and art history at Rider University, director of the University’s art gallery and curator of the University’s art collection. The book is designed by the award-winning Isabella Duicu Palowitch.

Author information

Donald Kuspit is one of America’s most distinguished art critics, formerly Distinguished Professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Judith K. Brodsky is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University. Harry I. Naar is Professor of FIne Arts in studio art and art history at Rider University.