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The Art of Aleen Aked

with Joan Murray

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1989
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1989
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A retrospective of paintings by Aleen Aked comprises thirty-six paintings spanning a career from 1934 till today [1989]. Aked's paintings are engaging for their freshness of colour and varied subjects ... flowers, portraits, landscapes and still lifes. She finds inspiration in real life and the real world rather than the avant-garde of the time.

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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