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ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by Michael Bell.
61 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by Michael Bell. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Toronto Merritt 1980 092088606X / 9780920886069 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Andre Bieler. 
176 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions, b&w photographs. "This study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important living artists, spans eighty-three years of his life and art in Europe, the United States and Canada. It studies him against the flowering of twentieth-century Canadian art, a fascinating history in itself. (S)tarts with (his) birth in Switzerland in 1896, tracing his European family roots, his World War I experiences and his traditional artist's apprenticeship in Europe, his arrival in Canada as a young artist and subsequent exploration of the rural 'habitant' way of life in Quebec's L'ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Most important, the author shows us the extraordinary creative energy of Andre Bieler, his exuberance and intense love of people and life that, even in his eighties, keep him experimenting in art, traveling across Canada, Europe and Mexico in search of his subject, and which define him as an artist of classic, versatile and sustained talent." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, 1" faint line indentation on front panel, tiny dent/closed perforation on rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
IMPORTANT CANADIAN ART.  AUCTION AND EXHIBITION.  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1989., Sotheby's.
62 Sotheby's. IMPORTANT CANADIAN ART. AUCTION AND EXHIBITION. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1989.
Toronto Sotheby's 1989 Soft Cover Very Good 
Unpaginated, 358 lots. Colour and b&w reproductions. The catalogue of the exhibition and auction held on May 17th, 1989. Artists represented include: William Armstrong, John William Beatty, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Andre Charles Bieler, M. Emily Carr, Alfred Joseph Casson, Frederick Simpson Coburn, Stanley Morel Cosgrove, Maurice Galbraith Cullen, Marc-Aurele Fortin, Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Frederick Stanley Haines, Lawren Stewart Harris, Robert Harris, Yvonne McKague Housser, Alexander Young Jackson, Frank Hans Johnston, Dorothy Knowles, Cornelius David Krieghoff, William Kurelek, Arthur Lismer, James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Henri Leopold Masson, James Wilson Morrice, Herbert Sidney Palmer, Robert Wakeham Pilot, Jean-Paul Riopelle, William Goodridge Roberts, Florence Wyle and many more. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
63 Stacey, Robert. Preface by Douglas Lochhead. THE CANADIAN POSTER BOOK: 100 YEARS OF THE POSTER IN CANADA.
Toronto Methuen 1979 0458938505 / 9780458938506 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
86 pp, folio (14 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "(This) is the first full-length examination of Canadian poster art. It grew out of Robert Stacey's experience as manager of a Toronto poster gallery and as organizer of '100 Years of the Poster in Canada' for the Art Gallery of Ontario. The hundreds of posters and broadsides illustrated and discussed were chosen both for historical importance and aesthetic quality. The book covers all the major applications and devel-opments of this exciting medium." Contents: Preface; Introduction; Broadsides; Fairs, Expositions and Shows; Travel, Emigration and Tourism; Military Posters; Circus and Carnival Posters; Sports Posters; Political, Election and Protest Posters; Book and Periodical Posters; Government Agencies, Institutions, Societies and Organizations; Art Exhibitions Posters; Entertainment and Cultural Events; Product and Service Advertising Posters; Health and Safety Posters; The Billboard Jungle; Selected References; Index. Interior - soft crease at bottom corner of approx. first 15 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, moderate creasing at bottom corner of both covers, minor crease at top corner of rear cover, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STORMY WEATHER.  F.H. VARLEY:  A BIOGRAPHY., Tippett, Maria.
64 Tippett, Maria. STORMY WEATHER. F.H. VARLEY: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1998 0771085249 / 9780771085246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and color illustrations. "Frederick Horsman Varley was a binge drinker, a womanizer, and spendthrift. He was also a charter member of Canada's most famous band of painters, the Group of Seven, and in his own right, one of the country's finest and most inventive artists. He is best known for the landscape paintings that were his chief contribution to the Group of Seven exhibitions. Of these, 'Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay', may be the most widely recognized and admired. But Varley's work, taken as a whole, is far from typical of the Group's output, and his tempest-tossed life gives quite a different meanting to the title of his signature painting. This, the first authoritative biography of Varley, is based on a wealth of original research." Minor wrinkle at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bottom of front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
65 Town, Harold and Silcox, David P. TOM THOMSON: THE SILENCE AND THE STORM.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1989 077108482X / 9780771084829 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
240 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color reproductions, b&w photos, drawings. "...marks the centennial of the artist's birth with the most extensive collection of his work ever published - 177 paintings in full colour and many more in black-and-white. The prints in this book, most of them duplicating the precise dimensions of the original paintings, reproduce with unprecedented fidelity the colours, techniques and power of all of Thomson's classics, plus a number of works that have not been publicly displayed in any form. The accompanying texts...provide an aesthetic commentary and a straightforward biographical chronicle." Minor bump at top of front hinge, minor browning to edges of textblock - tiny light stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few very small shallow dints on rear panel - a few tiny dints on front panel. May require extra postage due to weight/size. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK., Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors.  (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward,
66 Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors. (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward, ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Brunswick Press/University Press of New Brunswick, n.p., (1967), No. 102 of an edition of 2,000 copies. 
280 pp, folio (13 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color reproductions and photographs, tissue-covered color frontispiece of Lord Beaverbrook. Contents: Foreword; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Literature in New Brunswick; Painting in New Brunswick; Music in New Brunswick; Architecture in New Brunswick; Handicrafts in New Brunswick. Two strips of glue residue on front pastedown with corresponding areas surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is worn with moderate edge wear, browning on spine and edges, small chips, small tears, edge creases, small perforations on flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on rear panel, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DEAR NAN:  LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS., Walker, Doreen, editor.  (Emily Carr.)
67 Walker, Doreen, editor. (Emily Carr.) DEAR NAN: LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1990 0774803487 / 9780774803489 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr. The letters date from 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer. In them she writes in colourful detail about her everyday activities, and discusses her painting - 'the biggest thing in my life'. There are outbursts of exasperation and anger as well as many indications of her caring, her warmth, her wisdom and her wit, and of her impatience with critics and poseurs; and they give insights into her various relationships with, among others, Lawren Harris, Ira Dilworth, Jack Shadbolt, Garnett Sedgewick, Dorothy Livesay, A.Y. Jackson, and Arthur Lismer. The correspondence between Cheney and Toms reveals how Carr was regarded at the time and attests to their mutual interest in the Vancouver art scene. As an active member Cheney relates gossip about the local art community, providing a very personal and often exceedingly critical view of the Vancouver art milieu of the time." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMEN OF BEAVER HALL: CANADIAN MODERNIST PAINTERS., Walters, Evelyn.  Signed.
68 Walters, Evelyn. Signed. THE WOMEN OF BEAVER HALL: CANADIAN MODERNIST PAINTERS.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, first edition. 
191 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 9781550025880 Colour reproductions, b&w photographs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Nora Collyer (1898-1979); Emily Coon an (1885-1971); Prudence Heward (1896-1947); Mabel Lockerby (1882-1976); Henrietta Mabel May (1877-1971); Kathleen Morris (1893-1986); Lilias Torrance Newton (1896-1980); Sarah Robertson (1891- 1948); Anne Savage (1896-1971); Ethel Seath (1879-1 9 6 3 ) ; Appendices: Chronology/Exhibitions; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Illustrations; Index. Light wrinkling at top of spine, top corner of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, bumped at top of front flap-folds, tiny di nt o n front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
69 Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.) A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1977 0888941498 / 9780888941497 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Allen Sapp. 
126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his people's history and his developing success as a painter." Minor edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny closed tears, tiny dint on front hinge, small areas of surface paper loss at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
70 Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.) A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1977 0888941498 / 9780888941497 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- Allen Sapp. 
126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his people's history and his developing success as a painter." Book is very clean. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small scuff on front panel, very light rubbing including a few tiny scuffs, two very small edge tears archivally taped, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JACK SHADBOLT DRAWINGS., Watson, Scott.  (Jack Shadbolt.)
71 Watson, Scott. (Jack Shadbolt.) JACK SHADBOLT DRAWINGS.
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 1994, 1st edition. 
182 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550541560 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Jack Shadbolt, praised as 'one of Canada's most intense and original artists', began his long and illustrious career in the 1930s and co ntinues to flourish today. This book celebrates Shadbolt's drawings, the backbone and inner life of his practice, which reveal how much he relies on line to define form and space. Both emotion and intellect inspire and inform Shadbolt's s u r e h a n d , in works that involve a deep love of nature and a profound sense of place. His imagery explores both organic and architectural elements, as well as invoking notions of myth and ritual....These 150 drawings have been selected by Sh ad bo lt hi ms el f to suggest his investigations of form and are arranged in dialogue with each other....The introduction....explores Shadbolt's art in relation to the forces of history: artistic, social and ecological. Jack Shadbolt also presen ts a b rie f ar tis t's s tat ement and occasional commentaries on particular drawings." Contents: Artist's Statement; Introduction; Drawings; List of Works; Selected Bibliography; Solo Exhibitions; Commissions; Collections. Tiny dint at top ed ge of f ront b oard . D ust jac ket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JACK SHADBOLT., Watson, Scott.  (Jack Shadbolt.)
72 Watson, Scott. (Jack Shadbolt.) JACK SHADBOLT.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888946139 / 9780888946133 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jack Shadbolt. 
243 pp, 12 1/2" H. "In this first full study of the renowned (Canadian) painter, Scott Watson explores Shadbolt's personal struggles to be an artist and to resolve conflicting drives - between spontaneity and restraint, order and chaos - in the context of shifting trends in art as well as social change. Shadbolt also struggled to be understood in a culture that, when he began, was not ready for modern art. From (his) early love of nature and awakening artistic sensibilities to his coming of age while studying in New York, London and Paris, Watson explores the evolution of an artist who has an international perspective but who is also a unique regional painter with a profound sense of place. In chronicling Shadbolt's development, the author has created a portait that gives an insightful look at the nature of the artistic sensibility, enriched with liberal excepts from the painter's own writings on art and the life of the artist. Lavishly illustrated with the art of Jack Shadbolt - 220 illustrations, including 110 in colour." Tiny dent on rear board and on fore-edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has bery light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE MOORE COLLECTION IN THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO., Wilkinson, Alan G.  Foreword by William J. Withrow.  Preface by Alan G. Wilkinson.
73 Wilkinson, Alan G. Foreword by William J. Withrow. Preface by Alan G. Wilkinson. THE MOORE COLLECTION IN THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO.
Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario 1979 0919876536 / 9780919876538 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Henry Moore. 
232 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Drawings; Sculpture; Prints; Notes; Accession Numbers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small sticker residue mark on front cover; book is lightly cocked; light toning to spine, hinges - also at top and fore-edge of rear cover; small light sticker mark on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
74 Wine, Cynthia Berney. ACROSS THE TABLE: AN INDULGENT LOOK AT FOOD IN CANADA.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall Canada 1985 0130036412 / 9780130036414 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Mary Pratt. 
211 pp, 10 1/4" H. Watercolours and b&w drawings by Mary Pratt, one of Canada's premier artists. "Beginning in the Atlantic Provinces and moving westward through Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and British Columbia and finally to the North, Cynthia Wine talks about the specialities found in each of these very diverse regions. Cod au Gratin from the Atlantic, Smoked Ham with Port and Raspberries from Ontario, Hot Crab and Cheese Sandwiches from British Columbia and Ptarmigan with Fresh Cranberries from the North. In many cases the specialities are virtually unknown outside their immediate areas. (M)uch more than a cookbook, (this) is an affectionate and beautiful chronicle of Canada's regional culinary specialties that will delight food and art lovers across the country." Old tape marks at corners of free endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dents, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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