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Painting Place: The Life and Work of David B. Milne

Silcox, David P.; Milne, David

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ISBN 10: 0802040950 / ISBN 13: 9780802040954
Published by Univ of Toronto Pr, Toronto, 1996
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The life and work of one of our top favorites of Canadian art -- or anywhere else for that matter. Milne is great, and this book demonstrates his work so beautifully. /// The book and DJ are NEW and DJ now protected with new Mylar. // A tiny bump on bottom corners has caused us to reduce price from US$100. to the above listed price. /// Elegant offering. Bookseller Inventory # 002772

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Title: Painting Place: The Life and Work of David B...

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr, Toronto

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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This long-awaited study, lavishly illustrated, tells the remarkable story of the work of one of Canada's great artists. David Milne (1882-1953) left rural Ontario for New York City in 1903. After training at the Art Students' League, he emerged as an exceptional modernist, one of the 'American extremists,' whose work was well-represented at the famous 1913 Armory Show and won a major prize at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Milne's studio at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue was a regular forum for artists to debate art and aesthetics.

In 1916 Milne moved to Boston Corners, in upstate New York, devoting his whole time to painting. As he wandered over the years to the deserted battlefields of France and Belgium, to the Adirondacks, then back to Canada - Temagami, Palgrave, Muskoka, Toronto, Uxbridge, and Baptiste Lake - his work continued to evolve and change. Critics and other artists hailed him as one of the most original, intelligent, and innovative of artists in Canada. His work is in the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and public galleries in Canada.

Silcox's biography, based on many years of research for the Milne Catalogue Raisonné, is, in the words of one of our readers, 'a near-perfect dialectic between biography and aesthetic analysis.' It will stand both as a definitive study of Milne and as a model for future biographies of Canadian artists.

This gorgeous book, in a large format with 190 images in colour and 240 black and white illustrations throughout (many published for the first time), will astonish and delight all those interested in art history, and in the life of a unique individual.

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David P. Silcox's eagerly awaited biography of David B. Milne (1882-1953) tells the remarkable story of one of Canada's great artists and his work. This book has been very much a labour of love by Silcox, a love for the work of the artist and an appreciation of his ideas. Lavishly illustrated and based on many years of research, Painting Place provides a perceptive analysis of Milne's work, both the paintings and the artist's voluminous and lively writings. The book balances words and pictures in a way that would surely have delighted its subject as it will its readers. Milne's unique and striking images set him on a path of his own early in his life. He never sought fame or commercial success, but in time curators sought him out, critics hailed his work, and knowledgeable collectors bought his paintings and prints. Most important of all, he was a painter's painter, acknowledged by other artists as an innovator of supreme ability, an uncompromising master of technique, and a creator of memorable paintings.

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