Impressionism in Canada

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-11-01
  • Publisher: Arnoldsche
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  • Ash Prakash is the pre-eminent authority on Canadian Impressionism, renowned for his collection of Impressionist art
  • Impressionism in Canada presents the unique history of Impressionist art from its beginning in France to its presence today in Canada and America
With thispublication a comprehensive study of Impressionism in Canada isavailable for the first time: from its beginnings in France, via thedissemination of the new style through artists, gallerists, dealers andcollectors in North America, and its incorporation into and propagation withina hitherto conservative milieu, to the reception of Canadian Impressionism bothnationally and internationally.
The studyculminates in the concise portrayal of the lives and works of fourteen of themost significant Canadian artists - including William Blair Bruce, MauriceCullen, J. W. Morrice, Laura Muntz Lyall, Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote, HelenMcNicoll and Clarence Gagnon - along with several other artists who for sometime also employed Impressionist techniques. In this overview not only are thesources of inspiration in French Impressionism presented but also howmasterfully and with aplomb these artists found their own artistic form ofexpression, which has decisively shaped Canadian Impressionist painting today.
With a foreword by Guy Wildenstein and anintroduction by William H. Gerdts.

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