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Pilgrims in the Wilderness

The Struggle of the Canadian Group of Painters (1933-1969)

with Joan Murray

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
  • Paperback / softback

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    Jan 1993
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In this exhibition, the holdings of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery provide something of an overview of Canadian painting from the dawn of the Depression to the 1960s. These painters were, as a whole, those who created and maintained the modernist tradition. The energy of their work is essential to the Abstract Expressionists who developed later.

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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