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Bruno Bobak

The Full Palette

edited by Bernard Riordon
by Herb Curtis; Laura Brandon; Gordon Smith; Marjory Rogers Donaldson & Roslyn Rosenfeld
introduction by Herménégilde Chiasson

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list price: $65.00
category: Art
published: 2006

Bruno Bobak became a professional artist before he was 20 years old, and more than 60 years later, his work remains vibrant and in demand by public galleries and collectors in North America and Europe. Bruno Bobak: The Full Palette celebrates his life and work. Five authors present Bobak's life and artistic development, stage by stage. Herb Curtis, a novelist and essayist, outlines the artist's early years in Hamilton, Ontario. Laura Brandon, curator of War Art at the Canadian War Museum , describes Bobak's development as a War Artist, and internationally renowned painter, print-maker, and educator Gordon Smith recalls Bobak's formative decade in Vancouver. Marjory Rogers Donaldson, a painter and portraitist, portrays the richness of Bobak's mature years in Fredericton, and independent curator Roslyn Rosenfeld examines the remarkable depth and range of Bobak's drawings and prints. Introduced by Herménégilde Chiasson, the author and artist who is Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.

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Editorial Reviews

"An engrossing look." — Globe and Mail

"My candidate for the Canadian art book of the year." — George Fetherling

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About the Authors

Bernard Riordon

Bernard Riordon was the director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for nearly thirty years. He is now the director of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton. Among his books are Joe Norris and Bruno Bobak.
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Herb Curtis

Herb Curtis was raised near Blackville, on the Miramichi, and now lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. His collection of short fiction, Luther Corhern's Salmon Camp Chronicles (1999), was nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award. The Last Tasmanian (1991, 2001), one of four novels, garnered the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and was a regional finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
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Laura Brandon

Laura Brandon is the curator of War Art at the Canadian War Museum. She has written widely on Canadian art over the past twenty-five years and is curator of the upcoming retrospective exhibition Pegi Nicol MacLeod: A Life in Art.
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Gordon Smith

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Marjory Rogers Donaldson

Marjory Rogers Donaldson is a painter and portraitist associated with the University of New Brunswick Art Centre since 1945. She worked as assistant director of the Art Centre under Bruno Bobak and later as its director. In 1991 she received the Award of Merit Citation from Association of Museums, New Brunswick.
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Roslyn Rosenfeld

Roslyn Rosenfeld taught art history for a dozen years at the Saint John and Fredericton campuses of the University of New Brunswick. She has published reviews in Fuse and over forty reviews and features in ArtsAtlantic. She has also curated or written essays for eighteen exhibitions.
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Herménégilde Chiasson

Herménégilde Chiasson is one of Canada's most accomplished writer-artists. He is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, over 30 plays, and several collections of essays. A multi-disciplinary artist, he has received numerous awards for his work, including the Governor General’s Award for poetry, the Molson Prize, le prix France-Acadie, le Grand prix de la francophonie canadienne, the prestigious Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Prix littéraire Antonine-Maillet-Acadie Vie. From 2003 to 2009, he served as Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.
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