The National Gallery of Canada’s “paternalism” in promoting its vision of Canadian art in the West receives a pointed critique in a new book about the history of public art galleries in Western Canada. more

Aug 12, 2017 9:00 AM BOOKS

Beadwork and other Indigenous art is playing an increasingly important role in Canadian art history. more

Jul 28, 2017 4:49 PM BOOKS

The ninth book in the series "The Unheralded Artists of B.C.," released last fall, was "The Life and Art of Mary Filer" by Christina Johnson-Dean. Filer, who died in 2016, was a glass artist. more

Apr 23, 2017 4:07 PM BOOKS

Danby was thrilled the realistic, menacing-looking picture had frightened his son: “I knew it was potent.” more

Jan 2, 2017 12:30 PM BOOKS

Artist Roy Henry Vickers marked his 70th birthday this year with the publication of Peace Dancer, the fourth and final book in his northwest coast legends series. more

Oct 11, 2016 10:10 PM BOOKS

The unheralded artist series by Mother Tongue Publishing on Salt Spring Island keeps chugging along with the recent release of a seventh book, "The Life and Art of Harry and Jessie Webb." more

Feb 5, 2015 5:37 PM BOOKS

J.B. Taylor was an accomplished realist painter as demonstrated by mountain scenes from what author Adriana A. Davies calls Taylor’s sublime period. more

Aug 31, 2014 2:08 PM BOOKS

“I can’t remember a time when I did not have a pencil or crayon in my hand,” says Pat Martin Bates. “Whenever anything bothered me I could always turn inward to my art.” more

Aug 31, 2014 2:04 PM BOOKS

Paul Butler’s first exhibition as curator of contemporary art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery explored an intriguing question: What impact did the gallery’s renowned Inuit collection have on the work of Winnipeg artists? more


The Marion Nicoll retrospective last year in the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary is one of a spate of recent exhibitions that has reconsidered the modernist history of Western Canada. more

Apr 20, 2014 12:00 AM BOOKS

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