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Biography & Autobiography Artists, Architects, Photographers

Alex Colville

The Observer Observed

by (author) Mark A. Cheetham

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Mar 1997
Artists, Architects, Photographers
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Charting the prodigious life and career of one of Canada's best-known artists, this illustrated biography shows Alex Colville as both artist and public figure, engaging many worlds at once?from painting and politics to creativity and business. He has been given some of the highest honors for his art, but he has also been charged with misogyny, opportunism, and crowd-pleasing. This compelling profile ultimately attempts to answer the question, Where is the truth among all these contradictions?

About the author

Mark A. Cheetham is a professor of art history at the University of Toronto. His book Artwriting, Nation, and Cosmopolitanism in Britain: The "Englishness" of English Art Theory since the Eighteenth Century is forthcoming from Ashgate. He recently co-curated the exhibition Jack Chambers: the light from the darkness, silver paintings and film work for Museum London (2011).

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