A LEGACY OF CANADIAN ART FROM KELOWNA COLLECTIONS
Roger H. Boulet
Kelowna Art Gallery
92 pp col. ill. 9 1/8 x 6 ½ in. softcover
$20.00 Can. $25.00 US
This well-illustrated exhibition catalogue celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary by bringing together significant Canadian works of art from private collections throughout the Kelowna area for visitors to view and enjoy. The selection includes remarkable historical works by artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff, A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, A.J. Casson, Jack Bush, Gershon Iskowitz, Jack Shadbolt, and Daphne Odjig. Works by lesser-known artists in the media of painting, prints, and some sculpture are also included. The author outlines the established art museum practice of borrowing works from private collections, as well as highlighting various moments in Canadian art history, thus providing a context for these selected works. Roger H. Boulet’s long list of publications include works on Bell-Smith, Walter Phillips.