A concise history of Canadian painting
First published in 1973, this book quickly became an indispensable short history of Canadian painting. This new edition has been extensively revised and expanded to reflect new information and new interpretations. The first edition studied Canadian painting through 1965, masterfully combining visual description, anecdotes, and aesthetic evaluation with full accounts of the careers of most of the leading Canadian painters, beginning in the French colonial period. The second edition covers events through 1980, with a new long chapter covering the crucial intervening fifteen years that saw developing in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms, and an apparent waning of interest in painting. Reid contends that this was not so, and traces the contributions of established artists who produced steadily in the period as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 illustrations, 36 of them in color, this edition is simply the most wide-ranging and authoritative handbook on its subject available and will be of interest to anyone involved in art and art history.
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Painting in New France 16651760
Painting in British North America 17601860
Frenchspeaking Artists in Montreal 17851830 and Quebec 18201860
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A.Y. Jackson abstract activity American arrived Art Gallery became began Borduas Borduas's born Brymner Calgary Canada Canadian Art Club Canadian artists Canvas centre century College of Art colour continued Cornelius Krieghoff Coughtry creative Curnoe decade decorative depiction developed early Ecole des Beaux-Arts exhibition famous figure FitzGerald forms France French friends graduated Graham Coughtry Greg Curnoe Group of Seven Halifax Harris held Indian intense interest Isaacs Gallery Jack Bush Jackson Jock Macdonald Kane Krieghoff landscape late later Lawren Harris Leduc LeMoine FitzGerald Lismer lived London Lyman Macdonald Milne mmfa Molinari Montreal Morrice moved Museum one-man show Ontario Ontario College Ottawa painterly Painters Eleven painting Paris Pellan portraitist portraits Private collection Quebec City Regina returned Robert Ronald scene School of Art seventies sixties sketches space style summer Surrealist teaching Toronto travelled trip Vancouver Varley visited watercolour Watson Winnipeg York