Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven by Ian M. Thom

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Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven
Edited by Ian M. Thom
Contributions by Christine Boyanoski, Tobi Bruce, Brian Foss, Michèle Grandbois, Charles Hill, Sarah Milroy, Gerta Moray, Ian M. Thom, Louise Vigneault & Liz Wiley

oblong 4to. pp. 208. profusely illustrated. hardcover. London: Black Dog Publishing, [2015].

Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery.

ISBN-10: 191043356X / ISBN-13: 9781910433560


Canada's landscape and how people relate to it have been predominant themes in Canadian painting. Exploration of this vast and richly varied environment, people's place within it and their attitudes toward it have been driving forces in Canadian art since the beginning of secular imagery in the country. Whether it was early artists such as Robert Clow Todd and Cornelius Krieghoff documenting the winter wonderland of nineteeth-century Quebec, or The Group of Seven exploring the length and breadth of the country through their practice, succeeding generations of artists have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the country. Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to The Group of Seven combines over 150 works from the Vancouver Art Gallery's permanent collection and an eminent private collection of Canadian painting to present a comprehensive survey of Canadian landscapes made between the mid-eighteenth and mid- nineteenth centuries.