Arthur Adamson: A Celebration


Adamson, Arthur; Pat Bovey; Ernest Mayer (Illust.)

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Adamson, Arthur; Pat Bovey; Ernest Mayer (Illust.). Arthur Adamson: A Celebration. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J. Gordon Shillingford, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 9781897289013. pp. 48. Square 8vo. Lovely velvet paper finish with silver illustration to covers. Replete with black and white and colour photographs, illustrations printed on heavy card-stock. No detectable flaws, contents bright, clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; fine. At time of cataloguing not in Peel, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. “Arthur Adamson: A Celebration is a retrospective of renowned Manitoba artist Arthur Adamson’s stunning visual art. The book features artist’s images as photographed by Ernest Mayer, resident photographer at the Winnipeg Art Gallery; a comprehensive look at Adamson’s visual artistic position by Pat Bovey, Past Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; an introduction by George Amabile, past Writer-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library; and, Adamson’s artist statement. In her essay on Adamson’s art, Bovey looks at the variety of media in which he works—painting, printmaking, drawing, and watercolour. She addresses the major themes that dominate and recur through all this work, including Jacob and the Angel, Lazarus, the landscape, and the Expulsion from the Garden. She examines how the artist explores these themes in each of the media, their relationships and evolution through his use of colour, line, and texture. Further, she explores the source for his inspiration and the links between his visual interest in these themes and his work as an English scholar and art critic.” Card Covers. (#1180) $65.00