MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

MATT'S ALMANAC

matt’s art
almanac
ebook available gratis & hardcover for purchase

Matt’s Almanac contains a unique Index of 864 artists by Birth dates and demonstrating the cross-pollination by other artists of the same generation of the last 800 years, from Giotto (1200) to post-Damien Hirst (2020) creating an understanding of art history not addressed before.

Matt’s Almanac represents Mr. Strauss’s self-study since 1987. The book, which is meant to be used as a reference encyclopedia and tool for any serious arts person, professor or teacher, allowing the reader to appreciate the grandfather influences inherent in all artists and who they learned from and who they influenced. The Strauss Collection centers on contemporary art from 1975 forward and is unique for its encyclopedic holdings of this period. 

The Almanac is a remarkable teaching device for visual arts as well as a reference encyclopedia.    Matt’s Almanac PDF eBook is available Gratis as a Public Service. The published Book of 602 pages is available to libraries, museums, teachers, colleges and universities at a cost of $99.00 + shipping/handling. 

Strauss Family Foundation

The Strauss Family Foundation is a premier contemporary collection of over 100 nationally and internationally recognized artists from 1980 to the present housed in 6,000 square-feet of galleries including a library. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art. Our outreach includes strategic loans to qualified institutions and gallery showings to art affinity groups worldwide. The Foundation’s collections have become a valuable community resource for the San Diego region and beyond.