favorite this post CANADIAN W. J. PHILIPS, R.C.A., Definitive Book, COLOUR ILLUS., 1981 - $225 (Jarvis Street & Front Street E., Tor) hide this posting unhide

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.
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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