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Acknowledgements

From the Author

I am forever indebted to John Brooker, Bertram Brooker’s grandson, for the valuable encouragement and advice he provided during the writing of this book. I wish to thank Carol Eddy, Shelley Sweeney, Gregory Betts, and Nico Barrett for much-appreciated assistance. Sara Angel, Anna Hudson, and the anonymous readers made countless useful suggestions. Rick Archbold and Kendra Ward were kind, exemplary editors. I also wish to thank image researcher Stephanie Burdzy and copy editor Alicia Peres for their excellent assistance.

 

This book is dedicated to John Brooker, who has worked tirelessly to keep the memory of his grandfather alive.

 

From the Art Canada Institute

The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Kiki and Ian Delaney, the Title Sponsor of this book.

 

The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the other sponsors of the 2018–2019 Canadian Online Art Book Project: Alexandra Bennett in memory of Jalynn Bennett, Consignor Canadian Fine Art, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin and Ira Gluskin, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, The Sabourin Family Foundation, Karen Schreiber and Marnie Schreiber, and Sandra L. Simpson.

 

We also sincerely thank the Founding Sponsor for the Art Canada Institute: BMO Financial Group; and the Art Canada Institute Patrons: Butterfield Family Foundation,* David and Vivian Campbell,* Connor, Clark & Lunn Foundation, Albert E. Cummings,* the Fleck family,* Roger and Kevin Garland,* Glorious & Free Foundation,* Charlotte Gray and George Anderson, The Scott Griffin Foundation,* Jane Huh,* Lawson Hunter, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation,* Alan and Patricia Koval Foundation, Phil Lind,* Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau,* John O’Brian, Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan,* Stephen Smart,* Nalini and Tim Stewart,* and Robin and David Young.*

 

We thank our Lead Benefactors: Alexandra Baillie, Alexandra Bennett and the Jalynn Bennett Family Foundation,* Grant and Alice Burton, Kiki and Ian Delaney,* Jon S. and Lyne Dellandrea,* Michelle Koerner and Kevin Doyle,* Sarah and Tom Milroy,* Partners in Art,* Sandra L. Simpson,* Pam and Michael Stein,* and Sara and Michael Angel.*

 

*Indicates a Founding Patron of the Art Canada Institute

 

The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of Kambiz Aghassi; the Alan Klinkhoff Gallery (Alan Klinkhoff, Craig Klinkhoff, Anna Orton-Hatzis); Archives of Ontario, Art Gallery of Alberta (Kerrie Sanderson, Danielle Siemens); Art Gallery of Hamilton (Christine Braun, Tobi Bruce, Lela Radisevic); Art Gallery of Ontario (Eva Athanasiu, Amy Furness, Tracy Mallon-Jensen, Marilyn Nazar, Liana Radvak); Art Gallery of Windsor (Nicole McCabe); Arts and Letters Club (Scott James); Boston Museum of Fine Art Publications (Hope Stockton); The Brechin Group Inc. (Danyel); Bridgeman Images (Nancy Glowinski); British Museum (Elizabeth); John Brooker; Rick Brooker; Confederation Centre of the Arts (Kathleen Mackinnon); Consignor Canadian Fine Art (Lydia Abbott, Robert Cowley); Cranbrook Art Museum (Corey Gross); Estate of Lawren Harris; Estate of Edwin Holgate; Estate of Wyndham Lewis; Estate of Arthur Lismer; Estate of Kathleen Munn; Gallery Gevik (Phillip Gevik); Toni Hafkenscheid; Harvard Art Museums (Isabella Donadio); Heffel Fine Art Auction House (Molly Tonken); Jonkers Rare Books (Tom Ayling, Christiaan Jonkers); Library and Archives Canada; MacLaren Art Centre (Noor Ale, Andre Beneteau, Emily McKibbon); Lynn and Ken Martens; McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Alexandra Cousins); Robert McNair; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Marie-Claude Saia); Museum London (Janette Cousins Ewan, Krista Hamlin); National Gallery of Canada (Emily Antler); Philip Pearlstein; John Shearer; Sotheby’s Canada (Mary-Jo Paquet); Tate (Fintan Ryan); Rachel Topham; The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery (Sonya Jones); Tom Thomson Art Gallery (David Huff, Heather McCorquodale); Toronto Public Library; University Club of Toronto (Sarah Freeman); University of Lethbridge Art Gallery (Juliet Graham, Andrea Kremenik); University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections (Linda Eddy, Brian Hubner); Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers (Anna Holmes); William Roberts Society (Margherita Barbagallo); and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Nicole Fletcher, Ellen Plouffe).

 


 

Image Sources

Every effort has been made to secure permissions for all copyrighted material. The Art Canada Institute will gladly correct any errors or omissions.

 


 

Credits for Banner Images

 

Art Canada Institute, Portrait of Bertram Brooker, 1930s or 1940s
Biography: Bertram Brooker, 1936. Photograph by Ronald Hooper. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (PC 16:2). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Still Life with Lemons, c.1936
Key Works: Still Life with Lemons, c.1936. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Machine World, 1950
Significance & Critical Issues: Machine World, 1950. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Ascending Forms, c.1929
Style & Technique: Ascending Forms, c.1929. (See below for details.)
Art Canada Institute, Installation view of the exhibition 100 Masters: Only in Canada at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2013
Where to See: Installation view of the exhibition 100 Masters: Only in Canada at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2013. Photo credit: Ernest Mayer, courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Symphonic Forms, 1947
Sources & Resources: Symphonic Forms, 1947. (See below for details.)

 


 

Credits for Works by Bertram Brooker

 

Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Abstraction, Music, 1927
Abstraction, Music, 1927. Collection of Museum London, F.B. Housser Memorial Collection, 1945 (45.A.47). Photo credit: Museum London.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Advertisement for T. Eaton Company Limited, “V (for Variety),” published in Brooker, Layout Technique in Advertising (1929).
Advertisement for T. Eaton Company Limited, “V (for Variety),” published in Brooker, Layout Technique in Advertising (1929).
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Advertisement for The Globe, “The Conductor,” published in Brooker, Layout Technique in Advertising (1929)
Advertisement for The Globe, “The Conductor,” published in Brooker, Layout Technique in Advertising (1929).
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Ahab’s Death (Elijah Series), 1929
Ahab’s Death (Elijah Series), 1929. MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (1997.21.43). Photo credit: Andre Beneteau, courtesy of the MacLaren Art Centre.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Ahab Worshipped Idols (Elijah Series), 1929
Ahab Worshipped Idols (Elijah Series), 1929. Collection of the British Museum, London, donated by Christopher Varley Inc. on behalf of the Estate of Bertram Brooker (19910511.30). Photo credit: The British Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Alleluiah, 1929
Alleluiah, 1929. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (15812). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, All the World’s a Stage, 1929
All the World’s a Stage, 1929. Collection of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Courtesy of Gallery Gevik, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Ancient Mariner, c. 1930
The Ancient Mariner, c.1930. Collection of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, on permanent loan from The Ontario Heritage Foundation, gift of Mr. Fred Schaeffer (71.795). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Angel (Elijah Series), 1927
The Angel (Elijah Series), 1927. Private collection. Courtesy of Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Vancouver.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Art is Long, 1934
Art is Long, 1934. Collection of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, purchase, 1988 (1988.155). Photo credit: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Artist’s Wife # 1, 1934
Artist’s Wife # 1, 1934. Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (1997.21.4). Photo credit: Andre Beneteau, courtesy of the MacLaren Art Centre. 
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Ascending Forms, c.1929
Ascending Forms, c.1929. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (15814). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Benday, 1928
Benday, 1928. Bertram Brooker fonds, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa (42c). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Blue Nude, c.1936
Blue Nude, c.1936. Collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor, purchase, 1979 (1979.074). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Windsor.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Book jacket design for Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1937
Book jacket design for Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1937. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift of Norman Brooke Bell, Patricia Brooke Bell, and Douglas Ambridge Brooke Bell, 2007, in memory of Cicely Barlow Bell (42122). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cabbage and Pepper, c.1937
Cabbage and Pepper, c.1937. Collection of Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, purchased, 1973 (CAG 73.5). Photo credit: Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, “Chorale” (Bach), c.1927
“Chorale” (Bach), c.1927. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchase, 1927 (87/175). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Cloud, c.1942
The Cloud, c.1942. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (15815). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover design for “A Candle in Sunshine,” date unknown
Cover design for “A Candle in Sunshine,” date unknown. Collection of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover design for Layout Technique in Advertising, 1929
Cover design for Layout Technique in Advertising, 1929. Bertram Brooker fonds, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa (43). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover design for The Peg: A Magazine of Merry Mien Devoted to the Stage and Screen, c.1915–21
Cover design for The Peg: A Magazine of Merry Mien Devoted to the Stage and Screen, c.1915–21. Bertram Brooker fonds, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa (39a). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover illustration for “First Fruits: A Volume of Short Plays by Bertram R. Brooker,” c.1913–15
Cover illustration for “First Fruits: A Volume of Short Plays by Bertram R. Brooker,” c.1913–15. Bertram Brooker fonds, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa (18a). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover of Elijah (1929)
Cover of Elijah (1929).
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover of The Wrong World: Selected Stories and Essays by Bertram Brooker, 1940
Cover of The Wrong World: Selected Stories and Essays by Bertram Brooker, edited by Gregory Betts (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), featuring Bertram Brooker’s oil painting Kneeling Figure, 1940. Photo credit: Rachel Topham.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover of Yearbook of the Arts in Canada, 1928–29
Cover of Yearbook of the Arts in Canada 1928–1929, edited by Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Cover of Yearbook of the Arts in Canada, 1936
Cover of Yearbook of the Arts in Canada 1936, edited by Bertram Brooker. Photo credit: David Mason Books, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Creation, 1925
Creation, 1925. Private collection. Photo credit: John Shearer.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Crucifixion, 1927–28
Crucifixion, 1927–28. Collection of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Dawn of Man, 1927
The Dawn of Man, 1927. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift of Walter, Freeman, Harold, and Vincent Tovell, 1971, in memory of Harold and Ruth Tovell (16984). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Dentonia Park, 193
Dentonia Park, 1931. Private collection, Toronto. Photo credit: Ian Lefebvre, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Earthquake (Elijah Series), 1926
The Earthquake (Elijah Series), 1926. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Bernard and Sylvia Ostry, 2007 (2007/703). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Egyptian Woman, 1940
Egyptian Woman, 1940. Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, purchased with funds donated by the Women’s Society of The Edmonton Art Gallery (81.2). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Alberta.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Endless Dawn, 1927
Endless Dawn, 1927. Collection of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Gallery purchase with Wintario Matching Funds Grant, 1980 (980.016). Photo credit: Tom Thomson Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Entombment, 1937
Entombment, 1937. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Evolution, 1929
Evolution, 1929. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (15813). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Face and Breasts (Crime and Punishment Series), 1930–34
Face and Breasts (Crime and Punishment Series), 1930–34. Collection of the University Club of Toronto. Photo credit: University Club of Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Fawn Bay, 1936
Fawn Bay, 1936. Private collection. Courtesy of Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Vancouver. Photo credit: Heffel Fine Art Auction House.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Fed by the Ravens (Elijah Series), 1923
Fed by the Ravens (Elijah Series), 1923. Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (1997.21.43). Photo credit: Andre Beneteau, courtesy of the MacLaren Art Centre.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Figures in a Landscape, 1931
Figures in a Landscape, 1931. Unlocated. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite, 1925
The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite, 1925. Collection of Gallery Gevik, Toronto. Courtesy of Gallery Gevik.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Fire (Elijah Series), 1929
The Fire (Elijah Series), 1929. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, acquired with funds from the Estate of Zenon (Larry) Skyba and with funds from Lynne Petrie (G-97-19). Photo credit: Leif Norman, courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, First Snow, date unknown
First Snow, date unknown. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Photo credit: Sotheby’s Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Fugue, c.1930
Fugue, c.1928–29. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Dr. Walter M. Tovell, Toronto, 1983 (83/288). Photo credit: Ian Lefebvre, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Green Movement, c.1927
Green Movement, c.1927. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchase with assistance from Wintario, 1978 (78/14). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Illustration for the line “Simply to Thy cross I cling”, 1899
Illustration for the line “Simply to Thy cross I cling” (from the 1763 hymn “Rock of Ages”), 1899. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Insulted and Injured, 1934–35
The Insulted and Injured, 1934–35. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (41420). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Interiors Within Interiors (Whitman Series), 1931
Interiors Within Interiors (Whitman Series), 1931. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchase with assistance from Wintario, 1978 (78/17). Photo: Ian Lefebvre, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Kneeling Figure, 1940
Kneeling Figure, 1940. Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest (1973.17). Photo credit: Christine Guest, courtesy of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Lone Tree, n.d
Lone Tree, n.d. Collection of Gallery Gevik, Toronto. Courtesy of Gallery Gevik.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Machine World, 1950
Machine World, 1950. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Manitoba Willows, c.1929–31
Manitoba Willows, c.1929–31. Private collection. Courtesy of Gallery Gevik, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Miners, 1922
The Miners, 1922. Collection of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Les Misérables #2 (Wagon Wheel), 1936
Les Misérables #2 (Wagon Wheel), 1936. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Morley Callahan, 1932
Morley Callahan, 1932. Bertram Brooker fonds, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa (e008299803). Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada / The Brechin Group Inc.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Muskoka Lake, c.1936
Muskoka Lake, c.1936. Collection of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, purchased 1988, with funds provided by the Alberta Advanced Education Endowment and Incentive Fund (1988.122). Photo credit: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Noise of a Fish, c.1922–24
Noise of a Fish, c.1922–24. Collection of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa, purchase, 1994 (1994BB103). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, North Shore, c.1942
North Shore, c.1942. Private collection. Photo credit: John Shearer.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Oozles, c.1922–24
Oozles, c.1922–24. Collection of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, purchase, 1994 (1994BB104). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Ovalescence, c.1954
Ovalescence, c.1954. Collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor, purchase, 1985 (1985.052). Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Windsor.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Page from “Biography of a Mind” (1930)
Page from “Biography of a Mind” (1930). Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (MSS 16, box 7, folder 1). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Pharaoh’s Daughter, 1950
Pharaoh’s Daughter, 1950. Private collection. Photo credit: Robert McNair. 
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Phyllis (Piano! Piano!), 1934
Phyllis (Piano! Piano!), 1934. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchase with assistance from Wintario, 1979 (79/59). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Progression, 1948
Progression, 1948. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the Albert H. Robson Memorial Subscription Fund, 1948 (47/56). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Pygmalion’s Miracle, 1949
Pygmalion’s Miracle, c.1941. Collection of Lynn and Ken Martens. Photo credit: John Dean, courtesy of Ken Martens.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Quebec Impression, 1942
Quebec Impression, 1942. Collection of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, purchase, 1985 (1985.55). Photo credit: McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Rain (Elijah Series), 1927
The Rain (Elijah Series), 1927. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Bernard and Sylvia Ostry, 2007 (2007/702). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Realization (Crime and Punishment Series), 1930–34
Realization (Crime and Punishment Series), 1930–34. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchase, 1943 (2717). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Recluse, 1939
The Recluse, 1939. Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, gift of Walter Klinkhoff, 1978 (1978.3). Photo credit: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Resolution, 1929
Resolution, c.1929. Collection of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, gift of the Volunteer Committee, 1983 (83.15). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Robber: A Tale of the Time of the Herods by Bertram Brooker, 1949
The Robber: A Tale of the Time of the Herods by Bertram Brooker (Toronto: Collins, 1949). Collection of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Seated Figure, 1935
Seated Figure, 1935. Collection of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, gift from the Marie Louise Stock Fund, 1996 (1996.15). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Ski Poles (Ski Boots), 1936
Ski Poles (Ski Boots), 1936. Private collection. Courtesy of Alan Klinkhoff Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Snow Fugue, 1930
Snow Fugue, 1930. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Sounds Assembling, 1928
Sounds Assembling, 1928. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (L-80). Photo credit: Ernest Mayer, courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Sounds Assembling: The Poetry of Bertram Brooker, featuring Brooker’s oil painting Sounds Assembling, 1928
Sounds Assembling: The Poetry of Bertram Brooker, edited by Birk Sproxton (Winnipeg: Turnstone, 1980), featuring Brooker’s oil painting Sounds Assembling, 1928. Photo credit: Rachel Topham.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The St. Lawrence, 1931
The St. Lawrence, 1931. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift from the Douglas M. Duncan Collection, 1970 (16556). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Still Life Variation IV, c.1929
Still Life Variation IV, c.1929. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Photo credit: Kambiz Aghassi.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Still Life with Bag #3, c.1933
Still Life with Bag #3, c.1933. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Photo credit: Kambiz Aghassi.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Still Life with Lemons, c.1936.
Still Life with Lemons, c.1936. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift from the J.S. McLean Collection, by Canada Packers Inc., 1990 (89/772). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Still Small Voice (Elijah Series), 1929
The Still Small Voice (Elijah Series), 1929. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Striving, c.1930
Striving, c.1930. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Swing of Time, 1954
Swing of Time, 1954. Collection of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Symphonic Forms, 1947
Symphonic Forms, 1947. Collection of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, gift of the Volunteer Committee in memory of Kate Steiner, 1991 (1991.1). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Symphonic Movement No. 1, 1931
Symphonic Movement No. 1, c.1928–29. Collection of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, gift of the estate of Doris Huestis Speirs (2001BB2). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Tangled Miracle: A Mortimer Hood Mystery by Bertram Brooker, under the name of Huxley Herne, 1936
The Tangled Miracle: A Mortimer Hood Mystery by Bertram Brooker, under the name of Huxley Herne (United Kingdom: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1936). Courtesy of Jonkers Rare Books, Henley-on-Thames, England. Photo credit: Jonkers Rare Books.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Think of the Earth by Bertram Brooker, 1936
Think of the Earth by Bertram Brooker (Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1936).
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Three Figures, 1940
Three Figures, 1937. Collection of Museum London, Art Fund, 1971 (71.A.35). Photo credit: Museum London. 
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Three Powers, 1929
The Three Powers, 1929. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, purchase, 1982 (82/33). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Torso, 1937
Torso, 1937. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (16877). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Triptych, c.1935
Triptych, c.1935. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (29228). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Ultrahomo, c.1912–13
Ultrahomo, c.1912–13. Bertram Brooker fonds, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa (6a). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, Untitled, n.d
Untitled, n.d. Private collection. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Windsor.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Way, 1927
The Way, 1927. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, donated by the Estate of Anna K. Jetter (VAG 2004.12.12). Photo credit: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Art Canada Institute, Bertram Brooker, The Whirlwind (Eljiah Series), 1929
The Whirlwind (Eljiah Series), 1929. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. 

 

Credits for Photographs and Works by Other Artists

 

Art Canada Institute, Lawren Harris, Abstract Painting #98, c.1937–38
Abstract Painting #98, c.1937–38, by Lawren Harris. Private collection. © The Family of Lawren S. Harris. Photo credit: Sotheby’s Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Giacomo Balla, Abstract Speed + Sound, 1913–14
Abstract Speed + Sound, 1913–14, by Giacomo Balla. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1976 (76.2553.31). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
 Chinese Dragons in the Milky Way, 1997,Art Canada Institute, Lawren Harris, Afternoon Sun, North Shore, Lake Superior, 1924
Afternoon Sun, North Shore, Lake Superior, 1924, by Lawren Harris. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (3351). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907
Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907, by Hilma af Klint. Collection of the Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker, age twenty-five, Portage la Prairie, 1913
Bertram Brooker, age twenty-five, Portage la Prairie, 1913. Photograph by Bender & Lewis, Croydon. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (PC 16:2:4). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker (back right) and actors in an early theatrical production, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, date unknown
Bertram Brooker and actors in an early theatrical production, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, date unknown. Original photographer unknown. Courtesy of the Arts and Letters Club. Photo credit: Scott James.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker and colleagues in his office at J.J. Gibbons advertising agency in Toronto, 1934
Bertram Brooker and colleagues in his office at J.J. Gibbons advertising agency in Toronto, January 1934. Photograph by J.J. Gibbons. Bertram Brooker fonds, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, Oshawa (49). Photo credit: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker and members of the Group of Seven at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto, 1929
Bertram Brooker and members of the Group of Seven at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto, 1929. Photograph by John Vanderpant. Courtesy of the Arts and Letters Club. Photo credit: Scott James.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker on a trip to England, c.1910–12
Bertram Brooker on a trip to England, c.1910–12. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of James King.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker painting Machine World in his studio, c.1950
Bertram Brooker painting Machine World in his studio, c.1950. Photographer unknown. Ontario Society of Artists fonds, Archives of Ontario, North York (F 1140-7-0-1). Photo credit: Archives of Ontario.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker painting outdoors, 1927
Bertram Brooker painting outdoors, Valpoy, Manitoba, 1927. Photographer unknown. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (MSS 16, A.80-53 / box 1, folder 4, item 76). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker with his parents and younger siblings in England, 1890s
Bertram Brooker with his parents and siblings in England, 1890s. Photographer unknown. Collection of the Estate of Bertram Brooker. Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Art Canada Institute, Arthur Lismer, Bert’s Life Class, April 25, 1937
Bert’s Life Class, April 25, 1937, by Arthur Lismer. Collection of the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto. © Estate of Arthur Lismer. Photo credit: Scott James, courtesy of the Arts and Letters Club.
Art Canada Institute, Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II, 1930
Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II, 1930, by Georgia O’Keeffe. Collection of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, gift of The Burnett Foundation (CR0730). © The Estate of Georgia O’Keeffe / Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Art Canada Institute, Georgia O’Keeffe, Blue and Green Music, 1919/21
Blue and Green Music, 1919/21, by Georgia O’Keeffe. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, gift of Georgia O’Keeffe (1969.835). © The Estate of Georgia O’Keeffe / The Art Institute of Chicago. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Photograph of The Brookers’ three children in front of the family home, 1930s
The Brookers’ three children in front of the family home, 107 Glenview Avenue, Toronto, 1930s. Photographer unknown. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg. Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Art Canada Institute, Kathleen Munn, Composition (Horses), c.1927
Composition (Horses), c.1927, by Kathleen Munn. Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, purchased with funds donated by the Women’s Society of The Edmonton Art Gallery (83.5). © Estate of Kathleen Munn. Photo credit: Art Gallery of Alberta.
Art Canada Institute, Kathleen Munn, Composition (Reclining Nude), c.1926–28
Composition (Reclining Nude), c.1926–28, by Kathleen Munn. Collection of Lynn and Ken Martens. © Estate of Kathleen Munn. Photo credit: John Dean.
Art Canada Institute, Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (first published in English in 1914
Cover of Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (first published in English in 1914; originally published in Russian in 1911). Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo credit: MFA Publications.
Art Canada Institute, Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, Doc Snyder’s House, 1931
Doc Snyder’s House, 1931, by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, gift of P.D. Ross, Ottawa, 1932 (3993). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
 Photograph of early twentieth-century postcard picturing St. James Anglican Church
Early twentieth-century postcard picturing St. James Anglican Church, Croydon, where the Brooker family worshipped. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (PC 16:5:155). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Art Canada Institute, Philip Pearlstein, Female Model Reclining on Red and Black American Bedspread, 1976
Female Model Reclining on Red and Black American Bedspread, 1976, by Philip Pearlstein. Collection of the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, gift of Rose M. Shuey, from the Collection of Dr. John and Rose M. Shuey (CAM2002.32). © Philip Pearlstein. Photo credit: Cranbrook Art Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, From an Upstairs Window, Winter, c.1950–51
From an Upstairs Window, Winter, c.1950–51, by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (5800). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Prudence Heward, Girl on a Hill, 1928
Girl on a Hill, 1928, by Prudence Heward, reproduced in black and white in Yearbook of the Arts in Canada 1928–1929, edited by Bertram Brooker.
Art Canada Institute, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Head of Baudelaire, 1911
Head of Baudelaire, 1911, by Raymond Duchamp-Villon. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift in memory of Harold Murchison Tovell (1887–1947) and Ruth Massey Tovell (1889–1961) from their sons, 1962 (62/1). Photo credit: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Wassily Kandinsky, Improvisation 27 (Garden of Love II), 1912
Improvisation 27 (Garden of Love II), 1912, by Wassily Kandinsky. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.70.1). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Photograph of installation view of Bertram Brooker Abstractions at Hart House, University of Toronto, March 14–30, 1931
Installation view of Bertram Brooker Abstractions at Hart House, University of Toronto, March 14–30, 1931, photographer unknown.
Photograph of installation view of It’s Alive! Bertram Brooker and Vitalism, Art Gallery of Windsor, 2009
Installation view of It’s Alive! Bertram Brooker and Vitalism, Art Gallery of Windsor, January 10–March 8, 2009. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Windsor. Photo credit: Art Gallery of Windsor.
Photograph of installation view of the Cubist room of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, 1913
Installation view of the Cubist room of the International Exhibition of Modern Art (the Armory Show), Gallery 53, Art Institute of Chicago, March 24–April 16, 1913. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Art Canada Institute, William Blake, Interior page of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)
Interior page of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790), by William Blake. Various collections. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Art Canada Institute, Lawren Harris, Lake Superior, c.1924
Lake Superior, c.1924, by Lawren Harris. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, bequest of Charles S. Band, Toronto, 1970 (69/121). © The Family of Lawren S. Harris. Photo credit: Ian Lefebvre, Art Gallery of Ontario.
 Chinese Dragons in the Milky Way, 1997,
Mercury Passing Before the Sun, 1914, by Giacomo Balla. Gianni Mattioli Collection, long-term loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Art Canada Institute, Lawren Harris, Mountain Form IV (Rocky Mountain Painting XIV)
Mountain Form IV (Rocky Mountain Painting XIV), by Lawren Harris. Private collection. Courtesy of Alan Klinkhoff Gallery, Toronto.
Art Canada Institute, David Bomberg, The Mud Bath, 1914
The Mud Bath, 1914, by David Bomberg. Tate Collection, London (T00656). Photo credit: © Tate, London 2018.
Art Canada Institute, Georgia O’Keeffe, Music, Pink and Blue No. 2, 1918
Music, Pink and Blue No. 2, 1918, by Georgia O’Keeffe. Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of Emily Fisher Landau in honour of Tom Armstrong (91.9). © The Estate of Georgia O’Keeffe / Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Art Canada Institute, Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912
Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912, by Marcel Duchamp. The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950 (1950-134-59). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Art Canada Institute, Edwin Holgate, Nude in a Landscape, c.1930
Nude in a Landscape, c.1930, by Edwin Holgate. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (3702). © Estate of Edwin Holgate. Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Art Canada Institute, Aubrey Beardsley, The Peacock Skirt, 1893
The Peacock Skirt, 1893, by Aubrey Beardsley. Collection of the Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943 (1943/649). Photo credit: Fogg Museum.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker taken in England just prior to his family’s departure for Canada in 1905
Photograph of Bertram Brooker taken in England just prior to his family’s departure for Canada in 1905. Photograph by Proctor & Co., Croydon. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (PC 16:2:6). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Photograph of Rill Porter and Bertram Brooker on their wedding day, July 3, 1913
Photograph of Rill Porter and Bertram Brooker on their wedding day, July 3, 1913. Photographer unknown. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (PC 16:5:157). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections.
Art Canada Institute, Lawren Harris, Poise (Composition 4), 1936
Poise (Composition 4), 1936, by Lawren Harris. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, gift of Hyman and Ruth Soloway, 2012 (2012/9). © The Family of Lawren S. Harris. Photo credit: Ian Lefebvre, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Canada Institute, Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, Poplar Woods (Poplars), 1929
Poplar Woods (Poplars), 1929, by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, acquired in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold O. Brigden (G-75-66). Photo credit: Ernest Mayer, courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Photograph of Bertram Brooker, date unknown
Portrait of Bertram Brooker, c. 1928. Photographer unknown. Bertram Brooker fonds, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg (PC 16:1:13). Photo credit: University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections. 
Art Canada Institute, Francis Picabia, Poplar Woods (Poplars), 1929
The Procession, Seville, 1912, by Francis Picabia. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Chester Dale Fund and gift of Barbara Rothschild Michaels from the Collection of Herbert and Nannette Rothschild, 1997 (1997.43.1). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Art Canada Institute, Randolph Hewton, Sleeping Woman, c.1929
Sleeping Woman, c.1929, by Randolph Hewton. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (3738). Photo credit: National Gallery of Canada.
Gordon Craig, A stage design by the theatre designer
A stage design by theatre designer Gordon Craig.
 Chinese Dragons in the Milky Way, 1997
Thomas Wilfred seated at the Clavilux during a public performance, c.1920s. Photographer unknown. Photo source: “Music is Turned Into a Glowing Color,” in Popular Mechanics (April 1924).
Art Canada Institute, William Roberts, Two-step II, study for the lost painting Two-step, c.1915
Two-step II, study for the lost painting Two-step, c.1915, by William Roberts. Collection of the British Museum, London (1986,0405.4). Courtesy of the Estate of John David Roberts. By permission of the Treasury Solicitor, the William Roberts Society. © The Trustees of the British Museum. Photo credit: British Museum.
Art Canada Institute, Kathleen Munn, Untitled (Crucifixion), c.1927–28
Untitled (Crucifixion), c.1927–28, by Kathleen Munn. Private collection. Courtesy of the Estate of Kathleen Munn. © Estate of Kathleen Munn.
Art Canada Institute, Robert Delaunay, Window on the City, No. 3, 1911–12
Window on the City, No. 3, 1911–12, by Robert Delaunay. Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection (47.878.R). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

 

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King, James, 1942-, author
Bertram Brooker : life & work / James King.

Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-1-4871-0177-0 (PDF).—ISBN 978-1-4871-0176-3 (HTML)

 

1. Brooker, Bertram, 1888-1955.  2. Brooker, Bertram, 1888-1955—
Criticism and interpretation.  3. Artists—Canada—Biography.  4. Biographies.
I. Art Canada Institute, issuing body  II. Title.

 

ND249.B7653K56 2018                           759.11                          C2018-903879-9

 

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