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.