The Expressionist Figure by Joan Rothfuss and Mary Ceruti is a testament to the pleasure of building a collection and the rewards of sharing it. This beautiful book hosts a collection of drawings focused on the figure spanning 1900-2018. The drawings illustrate over a century's worth of artistic experimentation in the US and Europe and were accomplished in mediums ranging from graphite, ink and crayon to pastel, gouache and college. Among the artists represented are Milton Avery, Gustav Klimt, Joan Miro and Willen de Kooning. Also included are an essay by the collector on his passion for drawing, and curator Joan Rothfuss' deeply researched short essays on 14 individual works. Beautiful and substantive.