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A Terrible Beauty

The Art of Canada at War

by (author) Canadian War Museum

with Joan Murray

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1977
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1977
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This book accompanies the exhibition by the same name which travelled to fourteen venues in Canada. It chronicles the war experience through the memoires, diaries, letters, songs and poetry of Canadians at waar, skillfully interwoven by author Heather Robertson in a tribute to courage, resilience and compassion in the face of terrible forces of destruction. Included in the exhibition, drawn from the collections of the Canadian War Museum, are such artists as Maurice Cullen, Charles William Jeffery, David Milne, G.A. Reid, Miller Brittain, Alex Colville, Carl Schaefer, Jack Shadbolt, and members of the Group of Seven, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, Fred Varley and Edwin Holgate. Memoirs and letters originally in French were found by David Lobdell; translations by David Toby Homel.

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Joan Murray, an independent curator and art historian, is considered one of the most accessible of Canadian art writers and has studied and exhibited Tom Thomson for four decades. Since the late 1960s, she has been a curator of several institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, and director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa (1974-99) and the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg (2005-6). Murray was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1992 and has been honoured with the Senior Award from the Association of Cultural Executives, the Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Order of Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario

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