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Jock Macdonald's Students

with Joan Murray

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1981
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    Jan 1981
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Macdonald, a member of the Painters Eleven and a highly respected teacher, had a powerful impact on many of his students. He transformed their work, made them see things inside themselves, made them wonder who they were and why. His teaching is said to be the catalyst for innumerable careers. The works of fifteen artists are included in this exhibition; among them are David Blackwood, Dennis Burton, June Handera, Alexandra Luke and William Ronald.

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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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