Eyes on Quebec
Treasures from the Andrée Rhéume Fitzhenry & Robert Fitzhenry Collection
Authors: Katerina Atanassova, Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, Chris Finn
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2014
softcover, 75 pages
This commemorative catalogue features masterpieces by renowned Quebec artists from a private collection, a promised gift to the McMichael that will augment the Collection's permanent holdings on Quebec art. The book includes an introductory essay about the collectors, Robert Fitzhenry and his late wife Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry, and their passion for the art of Quebec. Two other essays offer a closer view on the landscape and figurative tradition in Quebec and Canadian art respectively. The first focuses on the landscapes of Clarence Gagnon, and the other, on the often overlooked figurative tradition in the history of Canadian art, with a special discussion on the human subject in Jean Paul Lemieux's practice. Over forty artworks by these artists and others, including Marc-Aurèle Fortin and Jean Paul Riopelle, are pictured in this limited edition.