Three Painters: Basil Rákóczi, Kenneth Hall, Patrick Scott, with a Preface by Herbert Read. Introduction by Herbrand Ingouville-Williams
Dublin Three Candles Press 1944
With a coloured frontispiece and eighteen tipped-in plates (six by each artist). 4to. Black covered boards with hollow spine decorated with title of book. The of the spine and are edges. Dust wrapper present but worn and with verso of dust wrapper torn and worn. This was Patrick Scott's first publication and is very scarce. The painters were members of The White Stag Group – a coterie of foreign and native artists (including Patrick Scott, Kenneth Hall and Basil Rakozci). Their ambition and attitude provided a much-needed focus for the isolated cosmopolitan desperate to escape the inertia of war-bound Dublin. Their energy and broadminded attitude to the visual arts must have given some Irish artists a sense of continuing the project of modernism which the war had disrupted elsewhere. The Three Candles Press was founded by Colm Ó Lochlainn (1892–1972), who was noted for the quality of his typography. Hard to find.