Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven
- 28.5cm x 24.5cm x 2.5cm
- 208 pages
- Published: November 16, 2015
Editor: Ian M Thom
Contributors: Christine Boyanoski, Toby Bruce, Brian Foss,Michèle Grandbois, Charles Hill, Sarah Milroy, Gerta Moray, Ian M Thom, Louise Vigneault, Liz Wiley
Covering some of Canada's most prominent landscape painters, Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven features some of the most important and spectacular landscape painting made between 1840 and 1940.
Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven provides a comprehensive survey of Canadian landscape painting in this period, bringing together over 150 works from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection and providing a rare glimpse of an eminent private collection of Canadian painting.
The exploration of Canada’s vast and diverse environment, people’s places within it and their attitudes towards it has been a driving force in Canadian art since the beginning of secular imagery in the country. From early artists such as Robert Clow Todd and Cornelius Krieghoff, who documented the winter wonderland of nineteenth-century Quebec, to the Group of Seven, who spectacularly recorded the length and breadth of Canada, succeeding generations of artists have made significant contributions to our wider understanding of the country. These are beautifully reproduced in this book.
Featured artists include Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Franklin Carmichael, Emily Carr, Clarence Gagnon, Lawren Harris, AY Jackson, Paul Kane, Cornelius Krieghoff, Ozias Leduc, Arthur Lismer, JEH MacDonald, James Wilson Morrice, Paul Peel, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Tom Thomson, Robert Clow Todd, Frederick Varley and Homer Watson.