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Preparatory Sketches for a Salon Painting

Bathers at Capri by William Blair Bruce

with Joan Murray

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
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    Jan 1993
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The exhibition is devoted to one of Bruce's major canvases Bathers at Capri on loan from the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Included are approximately thirty oil sketches and drawings repatriated by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery from the Bruce estate in Gotland's Fornsal in Sweden.

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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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