A retrospective of forty-four works. Included in the exhibition are major early paintings by the artist. His work in the sixties is represented including painted collage pieces. In the seventies, he used an air-brush technique, providing a misty aura to his large works. A brief narrative on each work in the catalogue is provided by the artist.
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
Gary Michael Dault is a Toronto writer, artist and art critic. He has taught at a number of Canadian universities and written for many newspapers and magazines including the Toronto Star and Canadian Art magazine. He currently writes the ÒGallery Going' column for the Globe and Mail. He is also a regular contributor to a number of TV networks including CBC, CTV, Bravo!, Vision TV, and, most frequently, to TVO's Studio 2. His many books include collaborations with artists Tony Urquhart and Edward Burtynsky, and his poetry has previously been gathered in the books Flying Fish and other poems, and In Smoke.
Other titles by Joan Murray
Rockscapes of Georgian Bay
Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer and the Group of Seven
Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven
J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
Laura Muntz Lyall
Impressions of Women and Childhood
Treasury of Tom Thomson, A
Call of the Wild
An Introduction to His Life and Art
An Extraordinary Life