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Mary Pratt

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

edited by Mireille Eagan; Sarah Fillmore; Caroline Stone
contributions by Ray Cronin; Catharine Mastin & Sarah Milroy

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list price: $55.00
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category: Art
published: 2013
publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

A retrospective of the life and career of the renowned Canadian painter Mary Pratt.

Beginning in the mid-1960s, Mary Pratt became fascinated by light on the surfaces of everyday objects in her home. She began to create oil paintings that became known as "kitchen still-lifes" and earned her national renown. In this book celebrating Pratt and her work, which accompanies a travelling exhibition, seventy-five of the artist's unmistakable works are represented, including the iconic Supper Table, Eviscerated Chickens, and Jelly Shelf. A comprehensive chronology of the artist's life and five critical essays place Pratt's work in context within both her own life and the greater world of art.


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About the Authors

Mireille Eagan

Mireille Eagan is curator of contemporary art at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's. Prior to this, she was curator at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Eagan has lectured nationally on Canadian art and has published several catalogues and essays on Canadian artists. She has a special interest in promoting the activities of artists based in the Atlantic provinces.
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Sarah Fillmore

Sarah Fillmore is Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programming at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
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Caroline Stone

Caroline Stone est commissaire des collections au Musée provincial des beaux-arts The Rooms, St. John's, auquel elle s'est jointe lors de son établissement en 2003. Pendant 20 ans, elle a travaillé pour son prédécesseur, la galerie d'art de l'Université Memorial de Terre-Neuve en tant que commissaire et éducatrice.
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Ray Cronin

Ray Cronin is a writer and curator based in Nova Scotia. He is the former Director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the founding curator of the Sobey Art Award, and a frequent contributor to Canadian and American art magazines.
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Catharine Mastin

Catharine Mastin is director of the Art Gallery of Windsor and adjunct associate professor at the University of Windsor. She has held doctoral fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Alberta.
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Sarah Milroy

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