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Alex Colville

By Mark A Cheetham

In this illustrated biography of painter Alex Colville, Mark A. Cheetham charts the prodigious life and career of one of Canada's best-known artists. Both artist and public figure, Colville engages many worlds at once: painting and politics, creativity and business. He has been ... Read more

Alex Colville

By Mark Cheetham

In this illustrated biography of painter Alex Colville, Mark A. Cheetham charts the prodigious life and career of one of Canada's best-known artists. Both artist and public figure, Colville engages many worlds at once: painting and politics, creativity and business. He has been ... Read more

Annie Pootoogook

By Nancy Campbell

When Annie Pootoogook won the Sobey Art Award in 2006, she cracked the glass ceiling for Inuit art, securing its place in contemporary Canadian art discourse and establishing herself as an artist of international importance. Her achievement sparked critical discussion around ... Read more

Anthony Flower

By Laurie Glenn Norris & Ann Catherine Lowe

A romantic view of 19th-century Canada — a domestic complement to the work of Bartlett, Constable, and Kane.

Anthony Flower (1792-1875) lived and worked in New Brunswick for most of his life. A farmer with a lifelong passion for art, he painted until his death at the age of ... Read more

At Home

By Lezli Rubin-Kunda

In this intimate investigation of the artistic process, Lezli Rubin-Kunda explores the nuanced path of creative work and the way artists make sense of home and place within their art practice and their lives. Rubin-Kunda is a multidisciplinary artist who examines these issues ... Read more

Brush with Life, A

By John Koerner

In his autobiography, John Koerner explores the underpinnings of his long life as a painter in a lavishly illustrated art book with full-page colour prints of his paintings and many black and white photos and drawings. Koerner describes his early life in Czechoslovakia, his ... Read more

Christmas with Maud Lewis

Photographs by Bob Brooks
By Lance Woolaver

Maud Lewis has become one of Canada’s favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with arthritis, but Maud earned her living by painting Christmas cards ... Read more

Christmas with Maud Lewis

Photographs by Bob Brooks
By Lance Woolaver

Maud Lewis has become one of Canada’s favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with arthritis, but Maud earned her living by painting Christmas cards ... Read more

Christopher Pratt

Edited by Mireille Eagan
By Larry Dohey & Christopher Pratt

"When you revisit a place that matters to you for the first time in a long time it is a rich, spiritual experience, but if you then revisit such a place too frequently it loses some of its power. The power lies in the absences. " — Christopher Pratt

Widely considered to be ... Read more

Colville Tributes

By Robert Fulford, Cyril Welch, Andreas Schultz, and Weiland Schmied

There are few modern Canadian painters whose work has captured our collective imagination to the extent that Alex Colville’s has. Born in 1920, Colville served as a Canadian war artist in the Second World War and taught Fine Arts at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, ... Read more