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Murray, Joan

Overview
Works: 213 works in 601 publications in 2 languages and 9,947 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paintings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: ND249.T5, 759.11
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joan Murray
 
Most widely held works by Joan Murray
Canadian art in the twentieth century by Joan Murray( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Murray discusses social and political events in combination with the movements, ideas, attitudes, styles, and important groups in Canadian art of this century
Confessions of a curator : adventures in Canadian art by Joan Murray( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Thomson : design for a Canadian hero by Joan Murray( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an intimate biography of an artist who became a legend after his death, but who in his private life stands revealed as a troubled man who was, in many ways, his own victim. Joan Murray's new biography is part detective work, too: she investigates his beliefs, and the origins of his great masterpieces, and provides a convincing description of the possible circumstances of his death. The art of Tom Thomson represents one of the high points of Canadian modernism, which flourished in the first two decades of this century. During his brief career, lasting just five years, Thomson evolved a highly intense, naturalistic style, introducing formal innovations and challenging the idiom of the tonal landscape of painters popular in his day. Thomson's idiosyncratic expressionist landscape art reflected the intellectual and psychological climate of pre-World War I Canada. It developed against the complex cultural background that produced the poets Bliss Carmen and Duncan Campbell Scott and, later, the painters of the Group of Seven. Despite his short creative life, and only half a decade of mature artistic activity, Thomson, a superb designer, produced an extensive body of work - more than thirty canvases and three hundred oil sketches - in a remarkably personal style, characterized by unusual colour combinations and strong patterns. Through it he conveyed the existential dimension of nature, making Algonquin Park - its trees, waters, and winds - the principal subject of his work
The best of the Group of Seven by Joan Murray( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bias in psychotherapy( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Tom Thomson : [exhibition held at the] Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October 30-December 12, 1971 by Tom Thomson( Book )

17 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last buffalo : the story of Frederick Arthur Verner, painter of the Canadian West by Joan Murray( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionism in Canada, 1895-1935. [Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Vancouver Art Gallery, January 16-February 24, 1974 and other galleries during 1974] by Joan Murray( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginning of vision : the drawings of Lawren S. Harris by Joan Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best contemporary Canadian art by Joan Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern lights : masterpieces of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven by Joan Murray( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurelek's vision of Canada by William Kurelek( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawren Harris : an introduction to his life and art by Joan Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of the life and work of the Canadian artist and founding member of the Group of Seven
Laura Muntz Lyall : impressions of women and childhood by Joan Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the life and work of Canadian painter, Laura Muntz, portraitist of women and children
A treasury of Tom Thomson by Joan Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 1918 Lawren Harris and J.E.H. MacDonald, two members of the soon-to-be-formed Group of Seven, met in the Studio Building in Toronto. Their friend Tom Thomson had died in mysterious circumstances the year before and, together, they determined to establish him as one of Canada's great artists. Most of his paintings and sketches were stacked up in the studio, and they decided on a plan. They would select the best, mark their comments on the back of these works, and make sure they got into Canada's most prestigious public and private collections. These two great artists choose to honour Thomson in this way because they had been his mentors and friends. Along with other painters such as A.Y. Jackson, they had taught him about current art movements in Europe and coached him in painting techniques. Thomson learned quickly, and, in the three or four years before his death, he combined this knowledge and these skills with his own prodigious talent and intimacy with nature. His friends recognized that, in many ways, they would never be able to paint like him. The pupil had become the master - and Harris and MacDonald, together with Jackson, wanted to be sure that he would be recognized and remembered. In later years, collectors such as Ken Thomson and Robert McMichael assembled their selection of Thomson masterpieces, as did private collectors today. Art historian Joan Murray has constructed this treasury with all these choices in mind - and written an insightful commentary on each one. Knowing the story that lies behind Thomson's greatest works helps us to view these paintings with new insight and appreciation. We understand what makes these works special."--Amazon.com
The best of Tom Thomson by Joan Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of the Group of Seven by Joan Murray( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of the modern : post-impressionism in Canadian art, c. 1900-1920 = La naissance de la modernité : le postimpressionnisme au Canada d'environ 1900 à 1920 by Joan Murray( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteure, qui est directrice de la Robert McLaughlin Gallery, offre une vue d'ensemble de la réponse des artistes canadiens au postimpressionnisme et examine les liens étroits qui rattachent l'art canadien de cette période au modernisme européen et américain. Ce catalogue contribue à une meilleure compréhension de la peinture canadienne au début du 20e siècle. Toutefois, la présentation bilingue nuit à la bonne consultation de l'ouvrage. [SDM]
Tom Thomson : the last spring by Joan Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontario Society of Artists: 100 years by Art Gallery of Ontario( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Canadian art in the twentieth century
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Confessions of a curator : adventures in Canadian artTom Thomson : design for a Canadian heroThe best of the Group of SevenLawren Harris : an introduction to his life and artA treasury of Tom ThomsonThe best of the Group of SevenTom Thomson : the last spring
Alternative Names
Charlat Murray, Joan Arden, 1943-

Joan Murray Canadees kunsthistorica

Joan Murray Canadian art historian

Joan Murray Canadian writer, curator, and art historian

Joan Murray historiadora de l'art canadenca

Joan Murray historiadora del arte canadiana

Joan Murray historiadora del arte canadiense

Joan Murray historiane kanadeze e artit

Joan Murray kanadische Kunsthistorikerin

Joan Murray staraí na healaíne Ceanadach

Merri, Dzhovn

Merri, Dzhovn 1943-

Murray, Joan

Murray, Joan Arden Charlat 1943-

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Languages
English (145)

French (1)