By EW Staff
Updated January 15, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

Although his heyday (1930-1975) coincided with that of the Abstract Expressionists and avant-garde poets who were his friends, painter Fairfield Porter discovered his figurative, domestic, and patrician style early and stuck with it. He has been rewarded since his death in 1975 with a steady increase in his reputation and with this splendid volume on his work. Anyone doubting the justice of John T. Spike’s Fairfield Porter: An American Classic‘s subtitle should consult its 223 color reproductions. A