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Joan Murray

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

Books by Joan Murray

Rockscapes of Georgian Bay

by (author) Ed Bartram
with Joan Murray

Tom Thomson

Trees

by (author) Joan Murray

Water

Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven

by (author) Joan Murray

Flowers

J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

by (author) Joan Murray

Rocks

Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer and the Group of Seven

by (author) Joan Murray

Laura Muntz Lyall

Impressions of Women and Childhood

by (author) Joan Murray

Treasury of Tom Thomson, A

by (author) Joan Murray
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Tom Benner

Call of the Wild

by (author) Tom Smart, Joan Murray & Terry Graff

Lawren Harris

An Introduction to His Life and Art

by (author) Joan Murray
by (artist) Lawren Harris

An Extraordinary Life

Isabel McLaughlin

with Joan Murray & David Aurandt

Carl Beam

The Whale of Our Being

with Joan Murray
foreword by David Aurandt

The Birth of the Modern

Post-Impressionism in Canadian Art

with Joan Murray
foreword by David Aurandt

Tempus Fugit

with Linda Jansma
text by Ihor Holubizky
foreword by Joan Murray

The Dodd's Family Collection of First People's Art

with Joan Murray
text by Donald Blake Dodds & Patricia Dodds

Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

by (author) Joan Murray

Wendy Wallace

Evolving Artifacts

with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray

The Art of Neil Marshall

with Joan Murray

Reconstructing Nature

Recent Work by Maralynn Cherry and Marilyn McAvoy

with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray

The Four Seasons

with Joan Murray

Through An-Other's Eyes

White Cnadian Artists - Black Female Subjects

with Charmaine Nelson & Hélène Joly
foreword by Joan Murray

Canadian Collage

with Joan Murray

Confessions of a Curator

Adventures in Canadian Art

by (author) Joan Murray

The Art of Yvonne McKague Housser

text by Joan Murray

Greg Murphy

Revisiting Luminism

with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray

Spirit of Freedom

Original Prints and Mixed Media Works by Sheila Maki

with Joan Murray
text by Mary Willan Mason

James Mathias

Below the Blue Horizon, Images of Our Underwater World

with Joan Murray

John Scott

Edge City

with Joan Murray
text by John Scott

Michael Reeves

with Joan Murray
text by Elizabeth Legge

Transcendental Tracks

The Paintings of Marilyn Clements, 1990-1994

with Joan Murray

The Best of the Group of Seven

by (author) Joan Murray

Dreams of the Night

Paintings by Barbara Elizabeth Mercer

with Joan Murray
text by Joel Siegel

Preparatory Sketches for a Salon Painting

Bathers at Capri by William Blair Bruce

with Joan Murray

Michael Forster

Order Out of Chaos: Sixty Years of a Canadian Artist

with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray

Pilgrims in the Wilderness

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

with Joan Murray

Dorothy Cameron

Private Eye: Selected Work from 1979-91

text by Joan Murray, Dorothy Cameron & Ihor Holubizky

John MacGregor

Painter as Time Traveller

with Joan Murray

Daniel Solomon

Paintings and Sculptures, 1988-1992

with Karen Wilkin
foreword by Joan Murray

Gary Greenwood

Oshawa Close-Up

with Joan Murray

A Personal View

Photographs from the Collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum

with Margot Samuel
introduction by Joan Murray

Origins of Abstraction in Ontario

The Abstracts at Home Show, 1953

with Joan Murray

Garfield Ferguson

Painting to the Beat

with Joan Murray

The Isabel McLaughlin Gift

Part 2

with Joan Murray

Peter Krausz

Sites 1984-1989

by (author) James D. Campbell
foreword by Joan Murray

The Art of Aleen Aked

with Joan Murray

Jane Dixon

A Stitcher in Time

with Joan Murray
text by Jane Dixon

Jane Eccles's

Patch Work and Malescape

with Joan Murray

A New Beginning

Watercolours by John Lander

with Joan Murray

Noreen Tomlinson

Tight Wires

with Joan Murray

Alexandra Luke

Continued Searching

with Joan Murray

Paul Sloggett

Twelve Years

with Joan Murray

Alma Duncan and Men at Work, 1943 to 1986

with Joan Murray
text by Alma Duncan

The New Intimists

Andrew Bodor, Brian Kipping, Douglas Stratford

with Joan Murray

Old Wars by Young Artists

Stephen Arthurs, Geoff Buttler, Frances Ferdinands-Forbes

with Joan Murray

Mary E. Rawlyk

by (artist) Mary E. Rawlyk
introduction by Joan Murray

Two Decades

Ray Mead

with Joan Murray

Photocredits

Alan Dunlop, Anne J. Grieve, Anne-Jan Groen, W. Edward Hunt, Mario Schembri

with Allan Walkinshaw
foreword by Joan Murray

The Heritage of Jack Bush

A Tribute

with Ken Carpenter
foreword by Joan Murray

Canadian Artists of the Second World War

with Joan Murray

Jock Macdonald's Students

with Joan Murray

Twelve Canadian Artists

with Joan Murray

Ivan Eyre Exposition

with Joan Murray
text by John Hirsch
by (artist) Ivan Eyre

Water Colours by E. May Martin

with Jennifer C. Watson
foreword by Joan Murray

New Talent

A Celebration: John Lander, James McKnight, Sean McQuay, Heather Rigby

with Joan Murray

Fourteen Artists of Durham Region

with Joan Murray

Painter Eleven in Retrospect

with Joan Murray

Neil Newton Retrospective

edited by Joan Murray & Meg Hardman
text by Neil Newton

Louis de Niverville Retrospective

with Joan Murray
text by Gary Michael Dault
by (author) Louis de Niverville

Permanent Collection

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

foreword by Joan Murray
with Jennifer C. Watson

Gordon Rayner Retrospective

with Joan Murray
text by Theodore Allen Heinrich & Gordon Rayner

A Terrible Beauty

The Art of Canada at War

by (author) Canadian War Museum
with Joan Murray

William Blair Bruce

text by Joan Murray

9 Women of Durham Region, 1975

A Regional Survey of Textile Art

edited by Joan Murray & Gisele Pageau