Rosenthal, T(homas) G(abriel) 1935-
ROSENTHAL, T(homas) G(abriel) 1935-
Male. Born 1935. Education: Cambridge University, received degree.
Agent—c/o Author Mail, Thames & Hudson Inc., 500 5th Ave., New York, NY 10110.
Writer, journalist, and art critic; Secker & Warburg (publishing house), London, England, began as managing director, 1971, chairman of Heinemann and Secker, 1981-84.
European Art History, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1960.
American Fiction since 1900, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1961.
The Artist and War in the Twentieth Century, British Broadcasting Company (London, England), 1967.
The Art of Jack B. Yeats, Andre Deutsch (London, England), 1993.
Sidney Nolan, Thames & Hudson (New York, NY), 2002.
Paula Rego: The Complete Graphic Work, Thames & Hudson (New York, NY), 2003.
Also author of introduction, Ivon Hitchens, edited by Alan Bowness, Lund Humphries (London, England), 1973. Contributor to the Times Higher Education Supplement, London Daily Telegraph, Independent and Independent Sunday, London Daily Mail, and Times.
British publisher and art critic T. G. Rosenthal has written several books of art history, including a comprehensive collection of the work of his longtime friend Sidney Nolan. The two were introduced by a mutual friend, novelist C. P. Snow, in the early 1960s, and remained in contact until Nolan passed away in 1992. This Australian painter was best known for a series of works that he did of his infamous countryman, outlaw Ned Kelly, but Nolan also captured many other aspects of the Australian experience, from its beautiful landscapes to its myths. Sidney Nolan is arranged by theme, thus "effectively organizing and exploring the artist's output … while introducing some regional stories to readers unfamiliar with Australiana," commented Library Journal reviewer Rebecca Miller.
Rosenthal's recent works also include studies of Irish painter Jack Butler Yeats—brother of poet William Butler Yeats—and British painter and printmaker Paula Rego. The Art of Jack B. Yeats is notable for Rosenthal's "good general introduction," as Merlin Ingli James described it in Burlington Magazine. The book is for a general reader, and while "Rosenthal's short text sketches the essentials of Yeat's life," W. S. Rodner wrote in Choice, it "makes no claim to definitive scholarship." Similarly, as Katherine C. Adams commented in a Library Journal review of Paula Rego: The Complete Graphic Work, that book "does a wonderful job of providing a general overview of Rego's graphic work" to those unfamiliar with the artist.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Birmingham Post (Birmingham, England), September 7, 2002, Richard Edmonds, review of Sidney Nolan, p. 49.
Burlington, April, 1994, Merlin Ingli James, review of The Art of Jack B. Yeats, pp. 248-250.
Choice, July-August, 1994, W. S. Rodner, review of The Art of Jack B. Yeats, p. 1714; November, 2002, J. E. Housefield, review of Sidney Nolan, p. 460.
Library Journal, March 15, 1972, Christina Bostick, review of The Artist and War in the Twentieth Century, p. 1143; May 1, 2002, Rebecca Miller, review of Sidney Nolan, p. 98; January, 2004, Katherine C. Adams, review of Paula Rego: The Complete Graphic Work, p. 104.
Observer (London, England), November 28, 1993, William Feaver, review of The Art of Jack B. Yeats, p. 7.
Publishers Weekly, October 19, 1984, Ion Trewin, "Rosenthal Resigns from Heinemann," p. 14.
Ruminator Review, winter 2002-03, Ann Finholt, review of Sidney Nolan, p. 13.
Time International, April 22, 2002, Michael Fitzgerald, review of Sidney Nolan, p. 58.
Times Higher Education Supplement, August 16, 2002, Peter Porter, review of Sidney Nolan, p. 22; May 28, 2004, Stephen Farthing, review of Paula Rego, p. 29.
Times Literary Supplement, August 9, 2002, Caroline Moorehead, review of Sidney Nolan, p. 18.
Weekend Australian (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), April 6, 2002, Jane Cornwall, interview with Rosenthal, p. R08.*