Blazing Figures : A Life of Robert Markle

Wainwright, J. A.. Blazing Figures : A Life of Robert Markle. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010.

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Abstract (English)

"Blazing Figures chronicles Markle’s boyhood in Hamilton, Ontario, his early exposure to the worlds of burlesque and jazz, and, following his expulsion from the Ontario College of Art, his immersion in the Toronto world of painting and music. It recounts his emergence as a controversial expressionist painter of the figure and a beloved teacher of his craft. After his abandonment of urban life for small-town Ontario, Markle, in the last twenty years of his life, produced his greatest works and formed close friendships with his fellow painters and with public figures Patrick Watson and Gordon Lightfoot, both of whom were interviewed at length for this book. The book also takes a frank look at Markle’s complex relationship with his wife and muse that survived his affairs with other women." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Wainwright, J. A. (Author)
Dossier: 410 - MARKLE, ROBERT
Collation: 289 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781554581825
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Artists: Markle, Robert
Copyright Statement: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Bibliography p. 271 - p. 272.
Index p. 275 - p. 286.
Dust jacket.

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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2010
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