Bruno Bobak: The Full Palette

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Bruno Bobak became a professional artist before he was 20 years old, and more than 60 years later, his work remains vibrant and in demand by public galleries and collectors in North America and Europe. Bruno Bobak: The Full Palette celebrates his life and work. Five authors present Bobak's life and artistic development, stage by stage. Herb Curtis, a novelist and essayist, outlines the artist's early years in Hamilton, Ontario. Laura Brandon, curator of War Art at the Canadian War Museum , describes Bobak's development as a War Artist, and internationally renowned painter, print-maker, and educator Gordon Smith recalls Bobak's formative decade in Vancouver. Marjory Rogers Donaldson, a painter and portraitist, portrays the richness of Bobak's mature years in Fredericton, and independent curator Roslyn Rosenfeld examines the remarkable depth and range of Bobak's drawings and prints. Introduced by Herménégilde Chiasson, the author and artist who is Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.

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Bronislaw Josephus "Bruno" Bobak sailed for Canada with his family at the age of two, eventually ending up in Toronto. A chance discovery of Saturday morning art classes at the Art Gallery of Toronto, organized by Arthur Lismer, changed the direction of his life. Today, Bruno Bobak's paintings, drawings, and prints hang in major collections in Canada, the United States, the UK, Poland, and Scandinavia. During the Second World War, Bruno Bobak became Canada's youngest Official War Artist. It was also during the War that he met Molly Lamb, whom he later married and with whom he relocated first to Ottawa and later to Galiano Island and Vancouver. In 1947, he became head of the design department at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design) and began showing his work in national and international exhibitions. In 1960, he was appointed Artist-in-Residence for a one-year term at the University of New Brunswick. In 1962, he returned to Fredericton as director of the University of New Brunswick Art Centre. Bruno Bobak is best known for his tender yet aggressive figurative paintings. Large in scale, Expressionistic in style, and vigorous and surprising in colour, they show profound sympathy for the human condition mingled with shrewd recognition of human frailty. His use of bold angular lines, impastoed application of paint, and grand gestures are memorable attributes of his major work. This sweeping look at the life and work of an illustrious artist approaches Bobak's art from the point of view of six artists, curators, and colleagues: Herménégilde Chiasson, the multi-talented artist who is also Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick; Herb Curtis, a novelist, essayist, and fishing companion; Laura Brandon, curator of War Art at the Canadian War Museum; the internationally renowned Vancouver painter, printmaker, and educator Gordon Smith; Marjory Rogers Donaldson, a painter, portraitist, and colleague; and critic and curator Roslyn Rosenfeld. Combining distinctive, thought-provoking texts with more than 95 reproductions of his paintings, drawings, and prints, Bruno Bobak: The Full Palette is a fitting tribute to this remarkable artist's life work.

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Bernard Riordan is the director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. He was director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for nearly thirty years and the author of Joe Norris: Painted Visions of Nova Scotia. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, with 114 Bobak works, holds the distinction of having the most extensive public collection of his work in Canada.

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Book Description Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2006. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. white cloth,168 pages, illustrated throughout, many full color plates, index, A beautiful tribute to Bobak, Canada's youngest Official War Artist with tributes contributed by his friends. Signed by Bobak on the t.p. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Signed by Bruno Bobak. Seller Inventory # 1125471

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Book Description Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions / Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Large 4vo. Hardcover. 168 pages, including list of editor and contributors' profiles, bibliographical notes and index, with 95 full colour and black and white reproductions and photographs. White and blue dust jacket with full colour panel of painting to front and black lettering to front, yellow and white to spine; fine, unclipped, mylar covered. White paper-covered boards with silver lettering to front and to spine; near fine, with lightly bumped lower corners. Internally clean and fresh, in a firm binding. In all, an excellent copy of the first printing of this tribute to Bobak's life and work. May require extra postage. Seller info: Art P-R, box #3. Seller Inventory # 0001579JS

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