Alexander Eliot Featured in New Frank Mason Documentary

Fine Art painter and educator, Frank Mason, reveals the scandal behind art restoration and fights to preserve our cultural heritage. Art lovers will be delighted and challenged.

About the film
Cast & Crew
director
Sonny Quinn

Cast
Alexander Eliot
Frank Herbert Mason
Thomas Hoving
Tom Wolfe
producer
W. Scott Mason
composer
Mauro Colangelo
Stefania De Kenessey
cinematographer
Rick Lopez
editor
Jack Lenk
Josh Backer
Sonny Quinn

Book Review – Earth, Air, Fire and Water

Anyone who dares to delve into the condition of 20th century American life is most probably doing it to earn a doctorate. Not so author Alexander Eliot, 43, an out-of-place, out-of-sorts, self-styled recluse who, on the pine-clad slopes of Mount Pentelikon, near Athens, pondered the question, put down his answer in the dozen meditations of this new book.

Book Review of Earth Air Fire and Water in Time Magazine, December 4, 1962:

Anyone who dares to delve into the condition of 20th century American life is most probably doing it to earn a doctorate. Not so author Alexander Eliot, 43, an out-of-place, out-of-sorts, self-styled recluse who, on the pine-clad slopes of Mount Pentelikon, near Athens, pondered the question, put down his answer in the dozen meditations of this new book. Continue reading “Book Review – Earth, Air, Fire and Water”

Three Hundred Years of American Painting

Three Hundred Years of American Painting
(New York: Time, Inc., 1957)

“American art matters,” declared Eliot in his pitch to write the definitive history of American painting. His compelling anecdotes about the artists, as well as over 1,000 superb color plates, proves that it does. In 1962 John F. Kennedy selected Eliot’s extraordinary and complete history of American painting as one of his favorite books of the year. Continue reading “Three Hundred Years of American Painting”

Eliot’s Books

Most famous for his books on myths:
The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others (New American Library, 1990)
Introduced by Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade
The Timeless Myths: How Ancient Legends Influence the Modern World, New York: Truman Talley Books/Meridian, 1997
The Global Myths: Exploring Primitive, Pagan, Sacred, and Scientific
Mythologies (New York: Continuum, 1993)
Myths (New York : McGraw-Hill International, 1976) (published in 5 languages) Continue reading “Eliot’s Books”

Alexander Eliot

“Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible?” Alexander Eliot

Born April 28, 1919, in Northampton, Massachusetts, Alexander Eliot has published eighteen books – including books on art, mythology, history, and novels. He is also the author of hundreds of published essays in magazines as varied as The Eastern Buddhist and England’s Systematics. Continue reading “Alexander Eliot”