Canada’s landscape and how people relate to it have been predominant themes in Canadian painting for over a century. Exploration of this vast and richly varied environment, people’s place within it and their attitudes toward it have been driving forces in Canadian art since the beginning of secular imagery in the country. Whether it was early artists such as Robert Clow Todd and Cornelius Krieghoff documenting the winter wonderland of 19th-century Quebec, or the Group of Seven exploring the length and breadth of the country through their practice, succeeding generations of artists have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the country.
Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven combines over 150 works from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection and an eminent private collection of Canadian painting to present a comprehensive survey of Canadian landscapes made between the mid-19th and mid- 20th centuries.
Co-published by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing on the occasion of the exhibition Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven, curated by Ian Thom and presented from October 29, 2015 to January 24, 2016.
Edited by Ian M. Thom
Contributions by Christine Boyanoski, Tobi Bruce, Brian Foss, Michèle Grandbois, Charles Hill, Sarah Milroy, Gerta Moray, Ian M. Thom, Louise Vigneault, Liz Wiley
9.5 x 11 inches
186 colour and black and white illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing