Preface by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum; Three texts by Samuel Beckett: For Avigdor Arikha (1967), Ceiling (1981), Avigdor Arikha (1982); Avigdor Arikha Robert Hughes (reprint from 1974 Marlborough Fine Art exh. cat.); Arikha the Draughtsman Duncan Thomson; Arikha the Printmaker Stephen Coppel; Plates; Checklist; Chronology; Select Bibliography.
Duncan Thomson was from 1982 until his retirement in 1997 Keeper of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. His major study Arikha was awarded the Scottish Arts Council's 1995 Spring Book Award. Stephen Coppel is Assistant Keeper with responsibility for the modern collection of prints and drawings at the British Museum. He is the author of Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School and a contributor to Fred Williams: An Australian Vision.