Jennifer Bartlett
History of the Universe: Works 1970–2011


About The Publication

Klaus Ottmann with an introduction and interview by Terrie Sultan

First published in 2013 by the Parrish Art Museum

104 pages

A critical and commercial success since the 1970s, Jennifer Bartlett (b. 1941) has become one of the most visionary and influential artists of our time.  In the words of New York Times critic John Russell, Bartlett’s art “enlarges our notion of time, and of memory, and of change, and of painting itself.”  Her abundant intelligence and inventiveness allow her to synthesize diverse sources and styles, and imbue her paintings with expressive life and moral imagination. Included in this handsome volume are an intimate interview with the artist and an excerpt from History of the Universe, Bartlett’s first novel, giving further insight into the thought processes of this uniquely creative artist. Distributed for the Parrish Art Museum Exhibition Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (06/27/13–10/13/13) and Parrish Art Museum (04/27/14–07/13/14).