Embracing Canada

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Embracing Canada
Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven

23 x 28 cm | 9.5 x 11 in
155 ills | 208 pages

Editor Ian M. Thom
Contributors Christine Boyanoski, Toby Bruce, Brian Foss, Michele 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 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 between 1840 and 1940, bringing together over 150 works from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection and a rare glimpse of an eminent private collection of Canadian painting.

Exploration of Canada’s vast and diverse environment, people’s place within it, and their attitudes toward 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 a significant contribution to our wider understanding of the country, all beautifully reproduced in this book.

Featured artists include Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Franklin Carmichael, Emily Carr, Clarence Gagnon, Lawren Harris, A Y Jackson, Paul Kane, Cornelius Krieghoff, Ozias Leduc, Arthur Lismer, J E H MacDonald, James Wilson Morrice, Paul Peel, Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote, Tom Thomson, Robert Clow Todd, Federick Varley and Homer Watson.