Gordon Smith: The Printed Pictures by Ian M. Thom, Rosemarie Tovell & Darrin J. Martens
oblong 4to. pp. 143. illustrated. hardcover boards. Burnaby: Burnaby Art Gallery, 2009.
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ISBN-10: 09800996244 / ISBN-13: 9780980996241
As a practising visual artist for nearly seven decades, Gordon Smith (b. 1919) has consistently explored the mediums of drawing, painting and printmaking in inventive and expressive ways. This sumptuously illustrated publication accompanies the first public exhibition dedicated to Smith's prints. Essays by two of the countrys most renowned art historians discuss Smith's practice both chronologically and formally, revealing the ingenuity of his works and the leadership role he has played in the development of this technique. Works by Gordon Smith can be found in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Modern Art. Ian M. Thom is Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Rosemarie Tovell is former Curator of Prints at the National Gallery of Canada.