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Clarence Gagnon: An Introduction to His Life and ArtAuthor - Anne NewlandsSoftcover - 64 pagesFirefly Books Ltd, 2005ISBN:1554070821Clarence Gagnon is best known for his illustrations for Louis Hémon's novel, Maria Chadelaine. His quaint Quebec landscapes and simple town life snap-shots were a signature of his passion for the outdoors.

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David Milne: An Introduction to His Life and ArtAuthor - David P. Silcoxsoftcover | 64 pagesFirefly Books Ltd, 2005ISBN - 978-1552-977552David Milne (1882 - 1953) was according to America's foremost art critic, Clement Greenberg, among the three greatest artists of their generation in North America. Milne's highly original paintings from his early career in New York City earned him critical...

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Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven Author: Ross Kinghardcover | 6" x 9" | 504 pagesMcMichael Canadian Art Collection, Douglas & McIntyre, 2010ISBN 978-1-55365-362-243 colour illustrations, 50 black & white illustrationsA Governor General´s Award–winning author recounts the turbulent years during which a group of young Canadian painters went from obscurity to international renown.Beginning in 1912, Defiant...

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By Judith RodgerHardcover, 144 pagesArt Canada Institute, 2019Passionately and unapologetically Canadian, artist and activist Greg Curnoe (1936-1992) transformed his hometown of London, Ontario, into an important city for artistic production. Born in 1936, he strongly rejected the idea of moving to "the centre" (Toronto or New York) and spearheaded London Regionalism, a movement that focused on everyday life and turned...

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By Samantha BurtonHardcover, 128 pages, Art Canada Institute, 2020ISBN - 13:9781487102111One of Canada’s most important Impressionist artists, Helen McNicoll achieved remarkable international success during a tragically short career. Remembered for her bright and sunny rural landscapes, charming child subjects, and modern female figures, McNicoll’s art helped introduce Canadians to the Impressionist movement at a time when it was still relatively...

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In the Footsteps of the Group of SevenAuthors: Jim & Sue Waddingtonsoftcover, 256 pagesGoose Lane Editions & the Art Gallery of Sudbury, 2013In July 1977, Jim and Sue Waddington set off on their own expedition to discover the places that inspired these artists. Determined to locate, document, and photograph the actual landscapes that inspired A.Y. Jackson, Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer,...

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Lawren Harris: An Introduction to his Life and ArtAuthor - Joan MurraySoftcover - 64 pages, 9 x 9 inchesFirefly Books, 2003ISBN:1-55297-764-1An introduction to one of Canada's favourite painters, Lawren Harris. Includes 54 full colour plates, and a detailed chronology. As one of the original members of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris has made tracks in the art world painting...

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By Michael Parke-TaylorHardcover,128 pagesArt Canada Institute, 2019Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890-1956) imbued his art with the beauty and essence of his surroundings. Although he became the Group of Seven's tenth member in 1932, his style was vastly different from his counterparts in Ontario. His realist images of domesticity revealed his focus on the extraordinary aspects...

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By Michelle GewurtzHardcover, 144 pagesArt Canada Institute, 2019The daughter of celebrated photographer Harold Mortimer-Lamb, Vancouver-born artist Molly Lamb Bobak (1920-2014) joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1942 and was sent overseas to London, becoming the first Canadian woman war artist. She brashly captured women's military life and roles during the Second World War in her paintings, illustrated diaries, and...