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Alma Duncan and Men at Work, 1943 to 1986

with Joan Murray

text by Alma Duncan

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1987
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1987
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Alma Duncan was an unofficial war artist during the second World War drawing workers in industry. Her work incorporates both realsim and abstraction in depicting industrial subject matter. This exhibition with a single theme shows the artist's development through the 1940's and 1950's, and recent work of the 1980's.

About the authors

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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