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Painter Eleven in Retrospect

with Joan Murray

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1979
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1979
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Painters Eleven is the Twenty-fifth Anniversary exhibition of the first abstract painting group of Ontario. Among the eleven artists represented are Jack Bush, Jock Macdonald, Ray Mead, Kazuo Nakamura, William Ronald and Harold Town, as well as Alexandra Luke who was instrumental in organizing the group. The essay in this comprehensive catalogue spans the group's history from its formation in 1953 to the decision to disband in 1960, and provides an excellent profile of the radical Canadian abstract movement. This limited edition (signed by artists) catalogue is accompanied by a signed print by Ray Mead. Exhibition history by Jennifer C. Watson.

About the author

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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