Subjects & Themes

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A Dream in the Eye

Edited by Stephen Collis
By Phyllis Webb

A Dream in the Eye presents colour reproductions of the paintings and photocollages of renowned poet Phyllis Webb. A Governor General's Award–winning poet and a member of the Order of Canada, Webb was a major Canadian cultural figure from the 1950s through the 1980s, publishing ... 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

Giotto and the St Francis cycle

By Bayeux Collective

Humanity and Art: The Artist and the Saint

Halifax Harbour 1918 / Le port d'Halifax 1918

Edited by Anabelle Kienle Poňka

Two wartime artists, one bustling harbour, and a city ravaged by the Halifax Explosion. Two perspectives on Halifax one year after the Explosion.

A year after the city was devastated by the Halifax Explosion Harold Gilman (British, 1876–1919) and Arthur Lismer (Canadian, 1885–1969) ... Read more

In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven

By Jim Waddington & Sue Waddington
Introduction by Tom Smart

Now available in a paper-bound edition

Nearly a century ago, a group of artists travelled into northern Ontario and farther afield to capture the raw, terrible beauty that lay just beyond the outskirts of Canada's cities and towns. Armed with sketchbooks, brushes, and paint boxes, ... Read more

In the Ward

By Andrew Hunter

"Like all but very few Canadians, I've had no real experience of the North — I've remained, of necessity, an outsider. And the North has remained for me a convenient place to dream about, spin tall tales about and, in the end, avoid. " — Andrew Hunter

Outsiders, dreamers, ... Read more

Island Maid

By (photographer) Sheilagh O'Leary

Sheilagh O’Leary and Rhonda Pelley spent two summers travelling from Bonavista Bay to the Great Northern Peninsula and to the communities of the south coast. The women they interviewed shared unique life stories filled with hard work, love, heartbreak, and family. Island Maid ... Read more

Joe?s Toronto

By Mendelson Joe

Mendelson Joe was born in Toronto at the Western Hospital less than a year before Canada joined the Allies in ending World War II. Although Joe grew up in Maple, a feedmill town twenty miles north of Toronto, the city of Toronto was always his home ? even during his itinerant ... Read more

Käthe Kollwitz

Edited by Brenda Rix
Text by Brian McCrindle

Käthe Kollwitz is revered in her home country, Germany, and around the world for her drawings, prints, and sculptures. Over the course of a five decade career, which included two world wars, Kollwitz's subject matter focused on the lives and hardships of marginalized women. ... Read more