A history of art in Alberta, 1905-1970
"A History of Art in Alberta 1905-1970 provides, for the first time, a comprehensive coverage of the development of art in this western province of Canada between 1905 and 1970. It is a narrative beginning with two lonely modernists, Maxwell Bates and W. L. Stevenson practising Expressionism in isolated Alberta and the contrasting art of British-trained artists/teachers A. C. Leighton and H. G. Glyde. It then documents the extraordinary support of the Carnegie Corporation during Alberta's Depression; painting of the Alaksa Highway by Peace River artists Euphemia McNaught and Evy McBryan during WWII; post-war modernism featuring Expressionism, abstraction, sense of place, art of fantasy, art of social commentary, metaphor and non-objectivity; Alberta's crafts and the democratization of the arts; and public art. Townshend presents the full flowering of an authentic grassroots culture. She tells us what Albert's art to 1970s was rather than what it wasn't."--BOOK JACKET.
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