Posted by Christy Lyman

This fall, the Paul Havas book will be published in time for the artist’s exhibition, which opens at MoNA on January 14, 2017. Extensively illustrated with a foreword by former longtime Seattle gallery owner Francine Seders and a comprehensive essay by independent art critic Matthew Kangas, the book is being distributed by the University of Washington Press.

Seattle artist Paul Havas (1940-2012) lived and painted on Fir Island in the Skagit Valley from 1973-83, and continued to paint in the Skagit Valley for the rest of his life. In his essay, Kangas draws on Havas’s archive of letters, writings, clippings, and photographs, as well as accounts and interviews with critics, curators, fellow artists, and friends to set the artist in a perspective of Pacific Northwest and American art history.

MoNA thanks the generous donors whose support has been instrumental in the completion of this first major book of Paul’s work.



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