Dr. Martin Pops was born in the Bronx and educated at Hunter College and Columbia University. He has taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo for over 40 years and is Professor Emeritus of English.2011 0-7734-1564-5
This monograph is one of the few studies of Ryder's work. It offers an overview of Ryder's painting that recovers his roots in romantic theory and practice while making it clear how his version of romanticism required a particular kind of abstraction that makes him a pioneer of modernism. No other study offers so sustained an argument for Ryder's originality and importance.