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Harold Town free pdf A dazzling painter and master draftsman, Harold Barling Town (1924--1990) became known as "the Picasso of Canada." Town started drawing as a three-year-old and never stopped- his oeuvre over 40 years totals more than 10,000 works -- paintings, collages, works on paper, lithographs, assemblages, sculptures, and murals. A member of Painters Eleven, the artists who introduced abstract expressionism to Canada in 1953, Town gained his first international recognition for his technically inventive Single Autographic Prints shown at the 1956 Venice Biennale. Alfred Barr, director of the Museum of Modern Art, called Town one of the world's greatest printmakers. Also a stylish writer and an erudite critic, Town experimented in countless drawing and painting themes, to the extent that his solo shows looked like group exhibitions. His bold, majestic paintings are as powerful as his refined pencil drawings. Just months before his death in 1990 he created a suite of portraits of jazz musicians, as accomplished as an artist at the height of his talent. In Harold Town, Iris Nowell presents a fascinating chronicle of this larger-than-life artist. Her text is accompanied by 90 stunning reproductions of Town's work from the numerous phases of his epic career.

About Iris Nowell

Iris Nowell's background in art is extensive. She has worked as an art consultant on major projects for the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario, as well as in the private sector. She was the art researcher for Tom Thomson: The Silence of the Storm by Harold Town and David Silcox. Her book Hot Breakfast for Sparrows: My Life with Harold Town, was hailed by The Toronto Star as "one of the finest memoir biographies of the last few years." Her book Joyce Wieland: A Life in Art has been a staple of women's studies programs in universities across Canada. Her book Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art is now in its third printing. Nowell lives in Toronto.

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Author : Iris Nowell
Publisher : Figure 1 Publishing
Data Published : 01 January 2015
ISBN : 1927958091
EAN : 9781927958094
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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