Wifredo Lam (1902-82) is one of the most important figures in global modernism. Born in Cuba, he travelled extensively in Europe in the 1930s where he was inspired by (and knew personally) many of the 20th century's greatest artists, most significantly Picasso. Lam is now recognised as an artist who made a lasting contribution to international modern art.
A selection of esteemed contributors explore Lam's prolific six-decade career, from his encounter with cubism and surrealism in Paris to the post-war circles he worked within in Havana. An anthology of key writings on Lam and a fully illustrated biography enrich this vital survey of his life and work.
Dazzlingly illustrated with over 300 works, including paintings, drawings and photographs, this beautiful book serves to introduce newcomers to Lam, as well as deepen the understanding of those already familiar with his work.