Critical theory by Cynthia Maris Dantzic, "...an extensive review of New York painters and their widely diverse works. It presents an overview of styles, mediums, subjects, even philosophies of art found in galleries, museums, and artists' studios of present-day New York, the oft-acknowledged Art Capital of the contemporary world. Although you may recognize the names and works of many, this company of 100 painters also features works by artists less celebrated, though no less deserving of attention. Expect to find recent works, as well as paintings from an earlier period of an artist's oeuvre -- as near as Kelynn Alder's 'Coney Island,' painted specifically for this book, and as distant as George Tooker's iconic allegory, 'Subway,' painted in 1950. Brief biographical sketches accompany each artist's work, providing insight into their emotional and philosophical connection with art as well as their schooling and accomplishments. Experience for yourself this visual feast showcasing the unique works of 100 gifted New York painters." -- publisher's statement. Artists include Kelynn Zatarain Adler, Emma Amos, Arthur Anderson, Lennart Anderson, Benny Andrews, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Steven Assael, Donald Becher, Richard Baker, Will Barnett, Jack Beal, Miriam Beerman, Leigh Behnke, Siri Berg, Robert Birmelin, Jane Bolmeier, Richmond Burton, Charles Cajori, Virginia Hoyt Cantarella, Nicolas Carone, Bernard Chaet, Ellen Cibula, Ed Clark, Marcia Clark, Chuck Close, Lisa Callado, Arthur Coppedge, Judy Cutler, Lisa Corinne Davis, Francks Francios Deceus, Dorothy Deon, Harvey Dinnerstein, Rachel Dinnerstein, Simon Dinnerstein, Marylyn Dintenfass, Lois Dodd, Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Richard Estes, Paul Fabozzi, David Ferrando, Eric Fischl, Janet Fish, Louise Fishman, Audrey Flack, Helen Frankenthaler, Sondra Freckelton, Jane Freilicher, Sonia Gechtoff, Bob Goodnough, Cheryl Gross, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Mary Hambleton, Glen Hansen, Esther Hyneman, Yvonne Jacquette, Valerie Jaudon, Cecily Kahn, Wolf Kahn, Alex Katz, Barbara Kulicke, Marion Lerner-Levine, Jack Levine, Dik Liu, Vincent Longo, Robert Mangold, Helene K. Manzo, Anthony Martino, Emily Mason, Richard Mayhew, Mary Beth McKenzie, Lee Anne Miller, Don Nice, Doug Ohlson, Philip Pearlstein, Tracy Phillips, Howardena Pindell, Stephanie Rauschenbusch, Catherine Redmond, Paul Resika, Robert Richenburg, Faith Ringgold, Marie Roberts, Dorothea Rockburne, Shunji Sakuyama, William Scharf, Laura Schiavina, Johan Sellenrad, Kendall Shaw, Susan Sills, Pat Steir, Posoon Park Sung, Robert Swain, Barbara Takenaga, Bob Tomlinson, George Tooker, Vivian Tsao, Audrey Ushenko, Gian Berto Vanni, Ella Yang and Darryl Zudeck.