Harold Town (1924–1990) was a brilliant figure in Canadian art from the 1950s to the 1980s. A founding member of the Painters Eleven, he made a distinct contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1950s. He went on to launch numerous and varied bodies of work, usually executed in series, always with an experimental rigour and in pursuit of a consistent and evolving set of themes. Town’s art creates a dynamic dialogue between traditional artistic modes and the contemporary urban, technological environment. For more on Harold Town read Gerta Moray’s Harold Town: Life & Work.
Gerta Moray has held posts at several British and Canadian universities and is Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph. Her current research explores Canadian modern and contemporary art through international and feminist perspectives. She is a leading expert on Emily Carr and author of Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr.