Watch Gerta Moray on Harold Town
In this ACI talk, Moray discusses Town’s wildly provocative and patriotic art practice
Gerta Moray, Professor Emerita, University of Guelph, and author of the ACI Online Art Book on Harold Town, tells us about this prolific artist’s distinct contribution to the Canadian Abstract Expressionist: “When I began teaching modern Canadian art history in the 1980s, Town’s work presented a puzzle. Why was this artist, whose youthful Abstract Expressionist works had fetched the highest prices for a living Canadian artist, now universally dismissed by the art world?” Click here to watch Dr. Moray’s lecture to find out.
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Harold Town with his paintings at the Mazelow Gallery in Toronto in 1967, photographed by John Reeves.