Books tagged: Artists

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Frame by Frame

By Co Hoedeman

Living through the Nazi occupation of Holland and arriving in Montreal with little more than a film reel under his arm, Co Hoedeman had a dream to work for the National Film Board of Canada's renowned animation unit. It was there where he became part of the vanguard in Quebec ... Read more

Gaston Petit - The Kimono and the Cross

By Linda Ghan & X X

When most of us consider life in the priesthood, a cloistered, removed existence comes to mind. But Gaston Petit belies the stereotype. A widely travelled Dominican priest, Petit has earned an international reputation for his art, achieving renown in painting, stained glass, ... Read more

Hanging Fred and a Few Others

By Nick Fonda

Quebec’s Eastern Townships are home to a higher concentration of artists than anywhere else in Canada. With his starting and finishing point being Frederick Coburn (1871–1960), arguably Canada’s best-known painter at the peak of his career, author Nick Fonda sets out to ... Read more

He Who Laughs, Lasts

By Josh Freed

There's only one antidote to our speed-crazed, tech-obsessed, gluten-sensitive, password-plagued, financially-jittery, fitness-phobic, fatness-fearing world--and that's laughter. He Who Laughs, Laststakes the hassles and headaches of everyday life and converts them by alchemy ... Read more

Identifying Mavor Moore

By Allan Boss

The enigmatic, obscured figure behind many of the most important moments in building Canada's theatrical and cultural landscape has largely been ignored by history. In this groundbreaking study of his work, Allan Boss re-locates Moore in Canada's cultural history. Moore may ... Read more

In Black & White

By Wesley Bates

First published as a limited edition in 2005 by the celebrated American private press Bird & Bull, In Black & White is Wesley Bates’ account of his career as a freelance illustrator. Beginning with his earliest inspirations in the pages of books browsed in childhood, Bates ... Read more

In Love with Art

By Jeet Heer

Nominated for a 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award

Françoise Mouly, an editor and publisher of uncommon taste and creativity, and an artist in her own right, has spent nearly four decades transforming comics. With her husband, Art Spiegelman, Mouly founded the landmark magazine ... Read more

Joyce Wieland

By Iris Nowell

?Joyce Wieland is one of Canada’s greatest artists of the last half of the twentieth century.” ? Pierre Theberge, director of the National Gallery of Canada. Joyce Wieland triumphed over what she called ?obscene poverty” to achieve international celebrity as a painter, ... Read more