Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Art Canadian

F.H. Varley

Portraits into the Light/Mise en lumière des portraits

by (author) Katerina Atanassova

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2007
Category
Canadian, General, Portraits
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550026757
    Publish Date
    Mar 2007
    List Price
    $60.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459720428
    Publish Date
    Mar 2007
    List Price
    $29.99

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Description

Frederick Horsman Varley was unique among the members of the Group of Seven. One of the greatest Canadian portraitists of the twentieth century, he is an intriguing example of an artist who, despite his fame as a portrait painter, remains better known for his landscapes. This is due mainly to his position as one of the founding members of the Group of Seven and their deliberate attempt to raise awareness of our national identity by depicting the Canadian landscape.

Even though many public collections across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, display some of Varley’s best-known portraits, these works do not easily fit into the conventional mould of the Group of Seven. Nearly four decades after his death, Varley’s portraits are still not fully acknowledged. The release of this beautifully illustrated bilingual volume coincides with the opening of an unprecedented exhibition of his portraiture.

About the author

Curator Katerina Atanassova, MA, joined the Varley Art Gallery team in 1999 as the education/program co-ordinator. Her research on Fred Varley and William Berczy has led to several key exhibitions for the Varley Art Gallery, including Towards the Spiritual in Canadian Art in the summer of 25.

Katerina Atanassova's profile page

Other titles by Katerina Atanassova