A Hiker's Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris by Lisa Christensen
square 8vo. pp. 135. profusely illustrated. bibliography. index. wrs. [Markham]: Fifth House Publishers, .
ISBN-10: 1894004434 / ISBN-13: 9781894004435
Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris created some of his most famous and best-loved paintings during a trip to the Rocky Mountains in 1924. His work captures the majesty of the mountain landscape and creates a visual record of his explorations by foot, horse, canoe, and train.
Hiker and art historian Lisa Christensen traces the steps Harris took on these trips and provides a "trail guide" approach to the works of art they inspired. She offers insight into Harris's experiences in the mountains and how they translate onto canvas in a newly austere and serene painting style. These works of art are a fascinating window into the artist's unique connection with the imposing landscape of the Rocky Mountains