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ALEX JANVIERGreg Hill, Lee-Ann Martin and Chris DuekerNational Gallery of Canada, 2016200 pp 100 col. ill. 11 x 9 in softcover A canonical figure in Native American art history, Alex Janvier has maintained a 50-year artistic practice that fuses aboriginal traditions with modernist abstraction. Influenced by Kandinsky and Klee, his murals and works on paper, canvas and linen explore the...

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Authors - by Ian Sigvaldason & Scott SteedmanReadLeaf, 2015hardcover, 240 pagesArt for War and Peace: How a Great Public Art Project Helped Canada Discover Itself is the amazing story of the largest public art project in Canadian history: the Sampson-Matthews print program. The program began as wartime propaganda during WWII and lasted into the 1960s. It cost tens of millions...

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116 pages, hardcover20 years after its first publication, the book that charmed them all is back in print in a hardcover gift edition.Maud Lewis has become one of Canada’s favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with arthritis, but...

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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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Ed Bartram: Rockscapes of Georgian Baysoft cover, 132 pagesFitzhenry & Whiteside, 2014The Thirty Thousand Island Archipelago, stretching along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, has been the inspiration for Ed Bartram's work as a painter, printmaker, and photographer for over fifty years.Glaciers have scraped away the earthen mantle along its island-studded coast, revealing ancient Precambrian rockscapes. These rock formations, older...

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50 Guitars & 50 Stories from Inlay Artist William "Grit" LaskinHardcover, Grand Complications is the story behind the story of fifty of these original designs from 2003 to the present. It is a look inside guitarmaker William "Grit" Laskin’s creative process, how he teases out a client’s interests and intentions, how he develops and refines his ideas, and how he...

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Illuminated Life Of Maud Lewisby Lance Woolaver, Bob Brookssoftcover, 102 pagesNimbus Publishing, 1996Maud Lewis (1903-1970) was recognized and revered in her own lifetime. She offered her endearing images to the passing world through her roadside sign, “Paintings for Sale,” and was rewarded by the enthusiastic response she received from both the community and tourists as well as from art collectors.The...

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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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author - James Kinghardcover, 392 pages16.2 x 2.9 x 23.6 cmDundern Press, 2015David Milne is one of Canada’s finest artists, a man whose work speaks to the intricate beauty of the world as he experienced it.David Milne (1882-1953) dedicated his life to exploring nature and casting it into art in a variety of modernist formats. He was born into poverty...

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Author: Dr. Sarah StannersEditor: Naomi Potterhardcover, cloth bound,92 pagesEsker Foundation, 2016Jack Bush: In Studio is a lovely accompaniment to the exhibition organized by the Esker Foundation in Calgary. Each painting in this cloth-bound catalogue is flanked by notes on the painting, exhibition history of the piece, and provenance. Photographed at the Esker Foundation, see the paintings hung together for the...

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Kanata: Robert Houle's HistoriesMichael BellThe book documents a native artist's response to the icon of Canadian History: Benjamin West's The Death of General Wolfe in the National Gallery of Canada, and contains an extensive interview with the artist.Carleton University Art Gallery (1993) 27 pp ill. hardcover

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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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Authors: Shanda LaRamee-Jones, Carol McDougallArtist: Maud LewisBoard bookNimbus PublishingMaud Lewis 1-2-3 is a wonderful first counting book and introduction to the joy-filled art of Nova Scotia’s most famous folk painter, Maud Lewis. Even the youngest babies will be drawn to the bright colours and bold forms in Lewis’s whimsical paintings. Babies and toddlers will have fun searching the vibrant images...

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Maud's Country: Landscapes of Nova Scotia Through the Eyes of Maud Lewisby Lance Woolaver, Bob Brookssoftcover, 72 pagesNimbus Publishing, 2018Maud Lewis stayed close to home: the rugged coastlines and gentle valleys of Nova Scotia’s southwest knew—but they provided ample material for her joyful creative spirit. Now revered as Canada’s foremost folk artist, Maud Lewis (1903-1970) transformed her world of poverty...

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softcover, 44 pages26 colour platesMcMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2016Celebrate 50 years with this publication showing a visual dialogue between the art of the past and art in the present.

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Written by Art Gallery of Ontario, David Wistow, Kelly McKinleySoftcover, 48 pagesreprint Oct 1, 2019In the early twentieth century, a group of Toronto artists became friends. They shared a love of traveling and exploring Canada's landscape. Their paintings were very different from the art of the time, capturing not just how the landscape looked, but how it made the artists...

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By Joni Mitchell136 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell's handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first timeIn 1971, as her album Blue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on...

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Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him.Author - Roy MacGregorsoftcover - 356 pagesRandom House Canada, 2011ISBN: 978-0-307-35740-3Roy MacGregor's lifelong fascination with Tom Thomson first led him to write Canoe Lake, a novel inspired by a distant relative's affair with one of Canada's greatest painters. Now, MacGregor breaks new ground, re-examining the mysteries of...

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Robert Houle, Sandra Dyck and Paul HessCarleton University Art Gallery / The School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba, 2019hardcover 9 x 10.5 inchesDocumenting two exhibitions (2012's enuhmo andúyaun or the road home, and 2018's Pahgedenaun), this publication features drawings and installations Saulteaux artist Robert Houle created about his childhood experiences at Sandy Bay Residential School, located in...

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Author - Ihor HolubizkyArt Gallery of Ontario, 2013hardcover, 128 pagesSorel Etrog: Five Decades is an overview of the career of Canadian artist Sorel Etrog. Like the exhibition it accompanies at the Art Gallery of Ontario, it casts the artists in a new light in his adopted hometown of fifty-four years. The book showcases his archetypal sculptures as well as drawings,...