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From the Author
Many thanks to my research assistant, Kristin Stoesz, to Amy Furness at the AGO library and archive, and to my editor, Rick Archbold. For many exhilarating discussions of Jack Chambers’s art, I would like to thank Ihor Holubizky, Andy Patton, Ross Woodman, and the students with whom I explored Chambers’s art in a graduate seminar at the University of Toronto in 2009. —Mark Cheetham
From the Art Canada Institute
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The ACI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the Art Gallery of Ontario with this project, in particular Jim Shedden, Manager of Publishing, and Matthew Teitelbaum, the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO.
The Art Canada Institute gratefully acknowledges the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Art Commons for History of Art Education and Training (CACHET) for their contribution toward the translation of this online art book.
Publisher: Sara Angel
Editorial Director: Meg Taylor
Art Direction: Concrete Design Communications
Web Director and Layout: Avery Swartz
Chief Copy Editor: Ruth Gaskill
Image Research: Angelica Demetriou
Editor: Rick Archbold
Copy Editor: Ruth Gaskill
Translator and French Editor: Françoise Charron
Administrative Assistant: Mary-Rose Sutton
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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Cheetham, Mark A. (Mark Arthur), 1954- author
Jack Chambers : life & work / by Mark Cheetham.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Biography — Key works — Significance & critical
issues — Style & technique — Where to see — Notes —
Glossary — Sources & resources — About the author —
ISBN 978-0-9921483-2-4 (pdf).—ISBN 978-0-9921483-4-8 (epub)
1. Chambers, Jack, 1931-1978. 2. Chambers, Jack, 1931-1978—
Criticism and interpretation. 3. Painters—Canada—Biography.
I. Art Canada Institute, issuing body II. Title.
ND249.C38C44 2013 759.11 C2014-900823-6