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William Blair Bruce

text by Joan Murray

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1975
  • Paperback / softback

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    Jan 1975
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This is the first major exhibition in North America of the work of an expatriate Canadian painter of the last century whose Swedish home became an art gallery. Bruce's work shows the impact of Impressionism in a tentative way through various details of composition and brushwork. Bruce associated himself with Canadian art though living in Sweden and welcomed young Canadian artists who sought his advice and studied his work.

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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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