The Best of the Group of Seven by Joan MurrayThe Best of the Group of Seven by Joan Murray

The Best of the Group of Seven

byJoan Murray

Paperback | September 11, 1993

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A stunning, full-colour collection of the brilliant paintings that revolutionized Canadian art.

In the early twentieth century a group of young artists strived to create, in Lawren Harris’s words, paintings that would “embody the moods and character and spirit of the country.” The fifty-four breathtaking colour plates in this book confirm their success. Well-loved landscapes, like Tom Thomson’s Jack Pine, appear beside some unexpected treasures like Edwin Holgate’s Nude in a Landscape. The essays by Joan Murray and Harris give historical context to the Group of Seven, and fascinating captions provide biographical notes and insightful critiques of each member’s style. No Canadian library is complete without this beautiful volume.
Joan Murray was the executive director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa from 1974 to 2000, and has worked as a curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada, among others. She has written eight books and over sixty catalogues on Canadian art.
Title:The Best of the Group of SevenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.49 × 8.52 × 0.21 inPublished:September 11, 1993Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771066740

ISBN - 13:9780771066740

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Canadian painters Varley, Jackson, Harris, Johnston, Lismer, MacDonald and Carmichael set out to create a new and vivid image of Canada, reflecting this country to Canadians as they had never seen it before. The Best of The Group of Seven is a superlative survey of their work, reproduced from both public and private collections. With an essay by Lawren Harris, the 54 paintings included here are accompanied by annotations that not only describe the paintings, but also point out the artists’ strengths.