The Practice of Her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism by Susan ButlinThe Practice of Her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism by Susan Butlin

The Practice of Her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism

bySusan Butlin

Hardcover | March 1, 2009

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In The Practice of Her Profession, Susan Butlin draws on unpublished letters and family memoirs to recount Carlyle's personal and professional life. She explores Carlyle's artistic influences, her relationships with artist colleagues and encounters with the cultural worlds of Paris, New York, and early twentieth-century Canada, and provides a detailed examination of Carlyle's paintings. Butlin's vivid description of the artistic life of women of this era, from access to art training to the important role of women's art societies, introduces readers to Carlyle's many accomplished contemporaries - Helen McNicoll, Mary Reid, Laura Muntz, Sarah Holden, Sydney Tully, Elizabeth McGillivray Knowles, and others. Florence Carlyle's life - that of an independent risk-taker who actively constructed her own professional artistic practice and lived in a self-determined way that was often at odds with social convention - reveals much about the possibilities and limitations for a woman artist in the nouveau siècle. The Practice of Her Profession is important reading for all those interested in Canadian art and cultural history, and the history of women artists in Canada.
Susan Butlin holds a doctorate from Carleton University where she has taught art history.
Title:The Practice of Her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of ImpressionismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.2 inPublished:March 1, 2009Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773535098

ISBN - 13:9780773535091

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