• ACI Video Book Trailer: Shuvinai Ashoona

    Characterized by fantastical creatures and dream-like landscapes, Shuvinai’s works represent not only her own deeply personal interpretation of the natural world, but also a global social community.

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  • ACI Video Book Trailer: Greg Curnoe

    Enamored of his hometown, Curnoe helped spearhead London Regionalism. His brightly coloured compositions and text-based elements celebrate both Canada and his anti-establishment views.

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  • ACI Video Book Trailer: Jock Macdonald

    A trailblazer in Canadian art, Macdonald’s spiritual identification with nature and his unique marriage of graphic design and painting led to a singular style of abstraction.

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  • ACI Video Book Trailer: Paraskeva Clark

    Paraskeva Clark persevered as an artist, despite the difficult conditions of her upbringing, creating profoundly provocative political critiques through simple yet powerful imagery.

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Joyce Zemans on Jock Macdonald

    ACI author Joyce Zemans discusses how Jock Macdonald’s innovations in abstraction make him a Canadian art pioneer.

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Nancy Campbell on Shuvinai Ashoona

    ACI author Nancy Campbell discusses how Shuvinai Ashoona’s work reflects dramatic changes in the North and overturns stereotypical notions of Inuit art.

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Judith Rodger on Greg Curnoe

    ACI author Judith Rodger discusses how Greg Curnoe’s regionalist approach to his art makes his work essentially Canadian.

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Sarah E.K. Smith on General Idea

    ACI author Sarah E.K. Smith discusses how General Idea’s œuvre pushed boundaries and addressed key social issues, including the AIDS crisis.

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  • ACI Video Book Trailer: Helen McNicoll

    “McNicoll maintained a strong attachment to the fundamental principles of ‘pure’ Impressionism and pushed the style further than any other Canadian artist.” Samantha Burton

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Samantha Burton on Helen McNicoll

    ACI author Samantha Burton discusses how Helen McNicoll’s impressionist paintings redefined Canadian art.

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  • ACI Video Book Trailer : Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

    “FitzGerald helped to foster the notion of Western Canada as a beautiful and inviting place. The landscape was not only a locale with economic benefits but also one dominated by nature’s glorious majesty of open sky and a sense of freedom.” Michael Parke-Taylor

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Michael Parke-Taylor on Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

    ACI author Michael Parke-Taylor discusses how Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald captured the essence of the Canadian prairie in his art.

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Carmen Robertson on Norval Morrisseau

    ACI author Carmen Robertson discusses how Norval Morrisseau is considered the grandfather, of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada

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  • ACI Video What Makes Art Canadian? Ray Cronin on Alex Colville

    ACI author Ray Cronin discusses how Alex Colville painted some of the most iconic images ever created in this country.

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  • ACI Video Book Trailer: Alex Colville

    “Even as Colville concentrated on creating images drawn from his specific surroundings and experience, he was able to evoke a universal language of myth and metaphor that reverberates throughout our culture.” Ray Cronin

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  • ACI Video Book Trailer: William Kurlek

    “William Kurelek was an artist of extremes. As no Canadian artist before him or since, Kurelek attracted, through his at once sentimental and monstrous imagery, the attention of both popular audiences and seasoned critics.”

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  • ACI Video William Kurelek The Artist and the Av Isaacs Scene

    ACI author Andrew Kear explores how in 1959, William Kurelek met Toronto’s art dealer Av Isaacs, who would launch his career.

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