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Tom Thomson

The Silence and the Storm

by (author) David Silcox & Harold Town

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
Canadian
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443442343
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $50.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443442350
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $29.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552976845
    Publish Date
    Jun 2002
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552976821
    Publish Date
    Jun 2002
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

With over seventy new reproductions of never-before-published paintings and new essays, Tom Thomson is the most comprehensive collection of the artist’s work ever published.

The original edition in 1977 commemorated the 100th year of Thomson’s birth and the 60th of his untimely death. Tom Thomson: The Silence and The Storm was an instant classic. Thomson’s brief, brilliant life, and his mysterious death in a canoe accident, quickly gained him mythic status. The book became a legend in its own right and a perennial favourite among Canadian art fans and collectors. This newly designed and greatly expanded edition revives a classic, adds many new images, and offers new insights into Thomson’s work, his techniques and his enduring appeal. Candid in its assessment of one of twentieth-century Canada’s biggest art stars, Tom Thomson stands out for its original approach and thoroughness. Thomson’s sketches and finest works are reproduced in colour, at approximately the same size as the originals. This stunning new edition is a fitting tribute to a great and beloved Canadian artist.

About the authors

David P. Silcox is the bestselling author of The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, as well as an art historian and a cultural administrator. Former President of Sotheby’s Canada, he is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He served as Associate Dean and Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, and has served on the boards of over thirty cultural and educational organizations across Canada and abroad. Silcox is known for his extensive writings on Canadian artists, including David Milne, Emily Carr, Christopher Pratt, Jack Bush, the Group of Seven and Iain Baxter.

Harold Town (1924–1990) was the pre-eminent artist of his generation in Toronto. With Oscar Cahén and Walter Yarwood, he was a founding member of Painters Eleven. His work is in the collections of major museums across Canada and in the Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum in New York and Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, DC. He represented Canada often in world art fairs, including Documenta, Brussells World Fair, Venice Biennale (three times) and other prestigious international venues. Town also wrote several books, reviewed many art books, wrote many provocative magazine articles and had a regular column in Toronto Life.

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