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Condition: Very Good
134 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 11 15/16" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(C)elebrates the distinctive talent of the Canadian painter Allen Sapp, a Cree from Saskatchewan, and his relationship with Dr. Allan Gonor, mentor and friend. Sapp specializes in paintings depicting native life as he remembers it on the Red Pheasant Reserve near North Battleford, with subjects ranging from social activities and farming chores to full-dress ceremon-ies. These remarkable examples of Canadian art might never have existed were it not for Dr. Gonor, a man of uncommon insight who early recognized Sapp's ability and encouraged him to paint from his own experience rather than trying to copy other artists' modes of expression. Sapp's career flourished after Gonor's excellent advice and support in the generous style of the traditional artist's patron. The result: finely detailed paintings richly evocative of life in a close-knit community, full of warmth and nostalgia. In the text, W.P. Kinsella, a fiction writer well known for his attraction to native Canadian subjects, compares his own passion for writing, as he was growing up, with Sapp's similar youthful dedication to art. Kinsella then explores the productive relationship between Sapp and Gonor to provide a very satisfying picture of this unique and important painter's life and work." Very small bump at two corners and at bottom of front hinge, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top/bottom of spine; front hinge has tiny chip at top, a very small dent and a tiny scuff; a few tiny dents on front panel, very light rubbing.
Title: TWO SPIRITS SOAR: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 0773724273
Illustrator: Allen Sapp.
Location Published: Toronto, Stoddart: 1990
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Categories: Native Peoples, Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art, Canada - Native Peoples
Seller ID: 29251
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