Alex Colville: The Observer Observed by Mark A. CheethamAlex Colville: The Observer Observed by Mark A. Cheetham

Alex Colville: The Observer Observed

byMark A. Cheetham


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Charting the prodigious life and career of one of Canada's best-known artists, this illustrated biography shows Alex Colville as both artist and public figure, engaging many worlds at once—from painting and politics to creativity and business. He has been given some of the highest honors for his art, but he has also been charged with misogyny, opportunism, and crowd-pleasing. This compelling profile ultimately attempts to answer the question, Where is the truth among all these contradictions?
Mark A. Cheetham is a professor of visual arts at the University of Western Ontario.
Title:Alex Colville: The Observer ObservedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 8.5 × 5 × 0.4 inPublisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550222066

ISBN - 13:9781550222067


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Is it a crime for an artist to have a "corporate profile"? If the answer is yes, then Alex Colville is guilty as sin, but it doesn’t bother him a bit. In Alex Colville: The Observer Observed, the self-appointed aristocrat admits to having keen interests in power and other realms of the material world, but his art is his life. As a painter, Colville has been given some of the highest honours for his work, yet some have charged him with misogyny, opportunism and crowd pleasing. The biography attempts to untangle the paradox that is Alex Colville.