Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Editor Terry Graff
by James Hamilton, Katharine Eustace

Goose Lane Editions & Beaverbrook Art Gallery | February 19, 2013 | Hardcover |

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A major publication comprising 240 pages with 75 colour plates and 60 black-and-white photographs provides extensive documentation of the exhibition Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Along with a complete catalogue of artworks, it features an overview and history of the historic collection, along with curatorial commentary on each work of art by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Curator and Deputy Director, and curator of the exhibition, Terry Graff. Further, it includes important essays by five internationally respected art historians, scholars, and curators, Elliot King, James Hamilton, Richard Calvocoressi, Angus Stewart, and Katharine Eustace, that focus on several key works of art.

In addition, Bernard Riordon, Director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, provides a foreword and timely essay documenting the recently resolved legal battle with the Beaverbrook Foundation (UK) over ownership of several works. Elliot King, art historian and leading specialist on the work of Salvador Dalí and curator of the recent exhibition Dalí: The Late Work at the High Museum of Art, examines Dalí's monumental painting Santiago El Grande. James Hamilton, curator and art historian, who has written several books, lectured internationally, and curated several important exhibitions on JMW Turner, examines Turner's Fountain of Indolence. Richard Calvocoressi, Director of the Henry Moore Foundation and former Director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, provides special insight into Lucien Freud's Hotel Bedroom. Angus Stewart, independent curator known for his many exhibitions at the Olympia London fine art and antiques fair, including the major 2003 project that marked the centenary of artist Graham Sutherland's birth, examines important Sutherland works, such as Helena Rubinstein, Studies for Churchill, and Portrait of Lord Beaverbrook. Katharine Eustace, art historian and curator, whose publications include Continuity and Change: Twentieth Century Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, provides a thoughtful essay on Walter Sickert in relation to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Sickert paintings, such as H.M. King Edward VIII.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 8.66 × 11.81 × 0.79 in

Published: February 19, 2013

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0864926421

ISBN - 13: 9780864926425

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Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Editor Terry Graff
by James Hamilton, Katharine Eustace

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 8.66 × 11.81 × 0.79 in

Published: February 19, 2013

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0864926421

ISBN - 13: 9780864926425

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A major publication comprising 240 pages with 75 colour plates and 60 black-and-white photographs provides extensive documentation of the exhibition Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Along with a complete catalogue of artworks, it features an overview and history of the historic collection, along with curatorial commentary on each work of art by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Curator and Deputy Director, and curator of the exhibition, Terry Graff. Further, it includes important essays by five internationally respected art historians, scholars, and curators, Elliot King, James Hamilton, Richard Calvocoressi, Angus Stewart, and Katharine Eustace, that focus on several key works of art.

In addition, Bernard Riordon, Director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, provides a foreword and timely essay documenting the recently resolved legal battle with the Beaverbrook Foundation (UK) over ownership of several works. Elliot King, art historian and leading specialist on the work of Salvador Dalí and curator of the recent exhibition Dalí: The Late Work at the High Museum of Art, examines Dalí's monumental painting Santiago El Grande. James Hamilton, curator and art historian, who has written several books, lectured internationally, and curated several important exhibitions on JMW Turner, examines Turner's Fountain of Indolence. Richard Calvocoressi, Director of the Henry Moore Foundation and former Director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, provides special insight into Lucien Freud's Hotel Bedroom. Angus Stewart, independent curator known for his many exhibitions at the Olympia London fine art and antiques fair, including the major 2003 project that marked the centenary of artist Graham Sutherland's birth, examines important Sutherland works, such as Helena Rubinstein, Studies for Churchill, and Portrait of Lord Beaverbrook. Katharine Eustace, art historian and curator, whose publications include Continuity and Change: Twentieth Century Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, provides a thoughtful essay on Walter Sickert in relation to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Sickert paintings, such as H.M. King Edward VIII.

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Art collections tell stories that reflect the interests of the collector and his or her times.Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery advances a dramatic narrative in the epic tale of multi-millionaire business tycoon, pushy newspaper publisher, shrewd politician, master propagandist, published author, and great philanthropist Sir William Maxwell (Max) Aitken, also known as Lord Beaverbrook.

In 1959, Sir Max Aitken opened the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which introduced an exemplary collection of paintings. Amassed by Lord Beaverbrook and his entourage of curators and colleagues, the Gallery's founding collection formed the core of what is now one of the finest and most significant collections of British art in North America. Featuring works by J.M.W. Turner and Lucian Freud, Graham Sutherland and Walter Sickert as well as signature pieces by Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, John Singleton Copley, Eugène Delacroix, Joshua Reynolds, and Salvador Dalí, these masterworks represent the distinctive nature and quality of the Gallery's exquisite collection.

For the first time, these major works have been brought together in this lavish publication. Featuring more than 75 colour reproductions, Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery also includes essays on the history of the collection and individual masterpieces by six major writer-critics: art historian and Dalí scholar Elliott H. King; James Hamilton, author of Turner: A Life; Richard Calvocoressi, Director of the Henry Moore Foundation; writer-curator Angus Stewart; art historian Katharine Eustace; and curator and principal author of this publication, Terry Graff of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Rounding out the book is the story of the dispute between the Gallery and the two Beaverbrook foundations by journalist Marty Klinkenberg and Beaverbrook Art Gallery Director and CEO Bernard Riordon.

About the Author

Terry Graff is an accomplished visual artist, the recipient of major public sculpture commissions, and the first recipient of the Christina Sabat Award for Art Criticism in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation. His work has been featured in numerous one?person and group exhibitions, and is included in many public and private collections across the country. Currently serving as Curator and Deputy Director at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, his extensive career in the visual arts includes holding the position of Executive Director of three public art galleries in three different provinces of Canada: the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario; and Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, Charlottetown, PEI. Dr. James Hamilton, Ph.D., is the author of the biographies Turner — A Life (1997; US, 2002), and Faraday — The Life (2002; US, 2004). He was guest curator of the exhibitions Turner and the Scientists (Tate Gallery, 1998), Turner: The Late Sea Paintings (Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, and touring to Manchester and Glasgow, 2003-04), Turner's Britain (Birmingham, 2003-04), Turner and Italy (Edinburgh, Ferarra, and Budapest, 2008-09), and Volcano — from Turner to Warhol (Compton Verney, 2010). He is university curator and honorary reader at the University of Birmingham, and a former Alistair Horne fellow at St. Antony
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"Masterworks is a long overdue tribute to the incredible range and depth of Lord Beaverbrook's collection, amassed over his lifetime in England and worldwide." - John K. Grande, Vie des Arts
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