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An Extraordinary Life

Isabel McLaughlin

with Joan Murray & David Aurandt

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 2003
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2003
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An exhibition to honour the life of Isabel McLaughlin. Her love of art from an early age, her accomplishments in art, and her enormous generosity to the arts, appear tho have come quite naturally from within an extraordinarily talented and benevolent family. Her unique spirit, her energy and dedicated loyalty, have informed, inspired, and sustained the Gallery for all of its thirty-five years. Her contributions to the Gallery's permanent collection and to its programming were significant, and these were made with the intelligence and understanding that came naturally from her as an artist and influential figure in the development of modern Canadian art.

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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