Canvas of war : painting the Canadian experience, 1914 to 1945
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Canvas of war : painting the Canadian experience, 1914 to 1945

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Canvas of war : painting the Canadian experience, 1914 to 1945
Call No: 759.11 O48c

Call Number759.11 O48c
Dates2000; ©2000
Statement of ResponsibilityDean F. Oliver, Laura Brandon ; foreword by J.L. Granatstein.
Creators & ContributorsOliver, Dean F. (Dean Frederick) (author)
Brandon, Laura (author)
Granatstein, J. L. (contributor)
Canadian Museum of Civilization (contributor)
Canadian War Museum (contributor)
Summary"From the vaults of the Canadian War Museum comes this selection of 110 seldom-seen images from the First and Second World Wars, drawn from a collection that includes nearly 13,000 paintings and drawings chronicling Canada`s military history. Some of the country's finest artistsincluding A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Mabel May, Fred Valey and later Alex Colville, Charles Comfort, Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Jack Shadboltrecorded Canada's experience of war from battlegrounds in the air, on land and at sea, on the homefront and abroad. Interwoven here with a compelling text, these works of art present a rich, varied and personal view of Canadians at war. While the images poignantly illustrate battle-weary soldiers capturing Vimy Ridge, fighter aircraft streaking across the open sky, desperate sailors drowning in choppy waters, euphoric, flag-waving crowds celebrating the armistice, military and art experts Dean Oliver and Laura Brandon explore the significance of the events, and unveil the political intrigue and strategic planning that took place behind the front lines. In concise and lucid prose interspersed with excerpts from the artists' and soldiers' own accounts, the authors reveal the links between Canada`s experience in both world wars and the country's social, political, economic and artistic revolution." Publisher
ContentsThe First World War
  • Born in Battle
  • The Face of Armageddon
The Second World War
  • The Second Crusade
  • The Art of Total War
Physical Description xiii, 178 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherVancouver : Douglas & McIntyre;Ottawa : Canadian War Museum;Hull : Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and indexes
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by David & Susie Zacks