CANADIAN The Tranquility and The Turbulence The Life and Work of Walter J. Phillips (R.C.A.) by Roger Boulet, 1st Edition, Over 200 Colour Illustrations plus black & white ones, Hardcover, Mylar wrapped dust jacket with embossed lettering, Silver boards with blindstamped lettering, 232 stated pages, M.B. Loates Publishing Ltd, Markham, Ont., 1981, 16.2" x 13.4" x 1.4", with some edge rubbing on covers, protected in mylar cover, in excellent condition.
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This is the standard, must have work on the work of Walter Joseph. Phillips (1884-1963), R.C.A. (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts) including a complete catalogue of his block prints by Roger Boulet, former director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria .
The Contents: Foreword by John P. Crabb; 1884-1913: Early Years, & The Delicate Art of Watercolor; 1914-1924: Winnipeg; 1924 & 1925: Lake Muskoka - A Summer Idyll, & England; 1926 & 1927: Winnipeg, & Lake O'Hara, plus First Trip to the West Coast; 1928-1940: Under Prairie Skies; 1940-1963: Middle Watercolors, A West Road, Later Watercolors, An Appreciation, Waterfalls; Complete Index to the Graphic Works. ISBN: 0-920892-05-1.
Select Permanent Collections of his Artwork: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario; Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; Glenbow, Calgary, Alberta; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.; Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.
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