About the Author

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

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Confessions of a Curator

Confessions of a Curator

Adventures in Canadian Art
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Flowers

Flowers

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

Laura Muntz Lyall

Impressions of Women and Childhood
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Lawren Harris

Lawren Harris

An Introduction to His Life and Art
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Rocks

Rocks

Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer and the Group of Seven
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Tom Benner

Tom Benner

Call of the Wild
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Treasury of Tom Thomson, A

Treasury of Tom Thomson, A

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Water

Water

Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven
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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Watercolours by John Lander
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A Terrible Beauty

The Art of Canada at War
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Alexandra Luke

Alexandra Luke

Continued Searching
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An Extraordinary Life

An Extraordinary Life

Isabel McLaughlin
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Carl Beam

Carl Beam

The Whale of Our Being
with Joan Murray
foreword by David Aurandt
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Dreams of the Night

Dreams of the Night

Paintings by Barbara Elizabeth Mercer
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Garfield Ferguson

Garfield Ferguson

Painting to the Beat
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Gary Greenwood

Gary Greenwood

Oshawa Close-Up
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James Mathias

James Mathias

Below the Blue Horizon, Images of Our Underwater World
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Jane Dixon

Jane Dixon

A Stitcher in Time
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Jane Eccles's

Jane Eccles's

Patch Work and Malescape
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John MacGregor

John MacGregor

Painter as Time Traveller
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John Scott

John Scott

Edge City
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New Talent

New Talent

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

Noreen Tomlinson

Tight Wires
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Old Wars by Young Artists

Old Wars by Young Artists

Stephen Arthurs, Geoff Buttler, Frances Ferdinands-Forbes
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Origins of Abstraction in Ontario

Origins of Abstraction in Ontario

The Abstracts at Home Show, 1953
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Paul Sloggett

Paul Sloggett

Twelve Years
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Pilgrims in the Wilderness

Pilgrims in the Wilderness

The Struggle of the Canadian Group of Painters (1933-1969)
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Preparatory Sketches for a Salon Painting

Preparatory Sketches for a Salon Painting

Bathers at Capri by William Blair Bruce
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Spirit of Freedom

Spirit of Freedom

Original Prints and Mixed Media Works by Sheila Maki
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The Birth of the Modern

The Birth of the Modern

Post-Impressionism in Canadian Art
with Joan Murray
foreword by David Aurandt
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The Isabel McLaughlin Gift

The Isabel McLaughlin Gift

Part 1
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The New Intimists

The New Intimists

Andrew Bodor, Brian Kipping, Douglas Stratford
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Transcendental Tracks

Transcendental Tracks

The Paintings of Marilyn Clements, 1990-1994
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Two Decades

Two Decades

Ray Mead
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Dorothy Cameron

Dorothy Cameron

Private Eye: Selected Work from 1979-91
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Daniel Solomon

Daniel Solomon

Paintings and Sculptures, 1988-1992
with Karen Wilkin
foreword by Joan Murray
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Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy

Revisiting Luminism
with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray
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Michael Forster

Michael Forster

Order Out of Chaos: Sixty Years of a Canadian Artist
with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray
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Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
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Peter Krausz

Peter Krausz

Sites 1984-1989
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Photocredits

Photocredits

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

Reconstructing Nature

Recent Work by Maralynn Cherry and Marilyn McAvoy
with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray
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Through An-Other's Eyes

Through An-Other's Eyes

White Cnadian Artists - Black Female Subjects
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Wendy Wallace

Wendy Wallace

Evolving Artifacts
with Linda Jansma
foreword by Joan Murray
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A Personal View

A Personal View

Photographs from the Collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum
with Margot Samuel
introduction by Joan Murray
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Mary E. Rawlyk

Mary E. Rawlyk

by (artist) Mary E. Rawlyk
introduction by Joan Murray
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9 Women of Durham Region, 1975

9 Women of Durham Region, 1975

A Regional Survey of Textile Art
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