In the sumptuous pages of Anthony Quinn's Eye, "one encounters the world of one of the most interesting men of our time," writes poet and novelist Jay Parini. As an artist, Quinn was versatile, deft, and prolifictirelessly sketching, painting, and sculpting to give form to an insistent inner vision. As a collector, his enthusiasm for cultural artifacts, artworks, and books was vast. Anthony Quinn's Eye is a portrait in words and pictures of this creative force. Donald Kuspit examines the impulse behind Quinn's desire to create and collect. Quinn's legendary acting talent"life force on celluloid"is celebrated here by Tom Roberts, who traces Quinn's career from his days as a studio actor to the later roles that earned him a place in the cultural firmament. Personal reflections by his widow, Katherine Quinn, and longtime friend Kirk Douglas complete this unique appreciation of a fascinating man. 156 color and 65 duotone plates.
Author Biography: Donald Kuspit is a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He lives in New York City. Jay Parini, a poet and novelist, lives in Weybridge, Vermont and is a professor at Middlebury College. Tom Roberts teaches cultural history at the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.