Achieving the Modern : Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950s

McKaskell, Robert and Paikowsky, Sandra and Collier, Allan and Wright, Virginia. Achieving the Modern : Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950s. Winnipeg, Man.: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1993.

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Abstract (English)

McKaskell establishes the context of the visual arts in the 1950s with reference to the development of exhibitions and arts organizations, the establishment of abstraction, and the American influence. Paikowsky considers the emergence of abstract painting in Québec, giving attention to art criticism. Collier and Wright discuss design in Canada, investigating the roots of modernism, the institutional promotion of modern design, the shift from British to American influence, and the role of women. Biographical notes. 100 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: McKaskell, Robert (Author); Paikowsky, Sandra (Author); Collier, Allan (Author); Wright, Virginia (Author); Tupper, John (Prefacer)
Dossier: 354 - WINNIPEG ART GALLERY (Winnipeg)
Collation: 173 p. : 130 ill. col. ; 28 x 22 cm
ISBN: 0889151660
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Winnipeg, Man.: The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Artists: Arnold, Gregory; Barbeau, Marcel; Belzile, Louis; Bertrand, Jean-Gerald; Binning, Bertram C.; Blair, Robert; Bloore, Ronald; Bond, Marion; Borduas, Paul-Emile; Bornstein, Eli; Bush, Jack; Comtois, Ulysse; De Kergommeaux, Duncan; Drope, Mccleary; Ewen, Paterson; Fauteux Masse, Henriette; Ferron, Marcelle; Gauvreau, Pierre; Gervais, Lise; Gilbert, William Herbert; Godwin, Ted; Goguen, Jean; Harris, Lawren P.; Head, Bruce; Hodgson, Tom; Humphrey, Jack Weldon; Jarvis, Donald; Jerome, Jean-Paul; Juneau, Denis; Kerr, Illingworth; Kiyooka, Harry; Kiyooka, Roy; Knowles, Dorothy; Leathers, Winston; Leduc, Fernand; Letendre, Rita; Lochhead, Kenneth; Luke, Alexandra; Mcewen, Jean; Mckay, Arthur; Major, Laure; Maltais, Marcella; Mead, Ray; Mikusha, Frank; Molinari, Guido; Morton, Douglas; Mousseau, Jean-Paul; Nakamura, Kazuo; Nicoll, Marion; Onley, Toni; Penney, Millicent; Perehudoff, William; Perrot, J. Standford; Reichert, Don; Riopelle, Jean-Paul; Rogers, Otto Donald; Ronald, William; Shadbolt, Jack; Smith, Gordon; Spickett, R. Gyo-Zo; Sturdy, Ken; Tanabe, Takao; Tascona, Tony; Teitelbaum, Mashel; Thomas, Lionel; Toupin, Fernand; Tousignant, Claude; Town, Harold; Wainwright, Ruth Salter; Wilson, R. York; Wood, George; Yarwood, Walter; Burnham, Harold; Calvert, Robert G.; Cotton, Peter N.; Czerwinski, W.; Stykolt, H.; Deichmann, Erica; Deichmann, Kjeld; Deveau, Florence; Dodds, Hugh; Donahue, A.s.; Dunne, Murray; Gertz, Herta; Guillon, Jacques; Hebert, Julien; China, Hycroft; Ilves, Adele; Kaiser, Robert; Kakinuma, Thomas; King, Archibald; Kuypers, Jan; LEGERE, Mrs. JEAN; Lindoe, Luke; Mcclain, Marianne Mccrea; Morrison, Earle A.; Bush, Robin; Nugent, John; Osborne, Leonard F.; Palko, Helga; Ross, David; Ross, Hilda; Simpson, Douglas C.; Siwinski, Stefan; Spanner, Russell; Stacey, Harold; Stene, John; Trott, William A.; Weir, Gertrude Webb
Art Organizations: Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: Dec. 1992 - Mar. 1994, Winnipeg Art Gallery ; Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum (Charlottown) ; Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon) ; The Edmonton Art Gallery ; The Art Gallery of Windsor.
Keywords: ABSTRACTION; MODERNISME; MODERNISM; DESIGN; PAINTING; FURNITURE; DECORATIVE ART; EXHIBITION; CANADA; QUÉBEC (Province); CAHEN, OSCAR; GORDON, HORTENSE M.; DE REPENTIGNY, RODOLPHE (Jauran); MacDONALD, JOCK; REID, LAURA EVANS; WALKER, ELLA MAY; LAUBENTAL, SIBYL; SNYDER; SOVEREIGN POTTERS
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Also published in French under the title: "L'arrivée de la modernité : La peinture abstraite et le design des années 50 au Canada".

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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 1994
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:41
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/6061
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