Recent passing of UofL art program builder, Dr. Leslie Dawn


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He made history engaging

So sad to hear of Leslie's passing. Beautifully written, Jeff. I was so fortunate to have both these incredibly talented teachers, and I am a better artist because of my time at the U of L. Attending Leslie's lectures was like taking a trip back in time. Learning so much, not just about art but politics, culture, & salacious gossip. What a great experience, so thankful.

Cristin Raven 33 days ago

DR Leslie Dawn

The U of L website cites that:

Dt. Leslie Dawn was active for many years as a critic of contemporary art. His historical research investigated problems in the construction of Canadian national identities, colonial landscapes, and the representations and arts of the Native peoples of Western Canada. His essay "Re: Reading Reid and the Revival" appeared in the anthology Bill Reid and Beyond: Expanding on Native American Art; and the essay "The Englishness of Canadian Art" was included in the anthology Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art, edited by John O'Brian and Peter White. His book, National Visions/ National Blindness: Canadian Art and Identities in the 1920s, published by UBC Press, was awarded the Raymond Klibansky Prize by the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program of SSHRC for best English work in the humanities.

Jeffrey Spalding 33 days ago

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