Title: Winnipeg School of Art : The Early Years.
Publisher:  Published for Gallery 1.1.1., School of Art, by the University of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg, 1984, ISBN:0887556132
Seller ID: 82247
BAKER, Marilyn. The Winnipeg School of Art : The Early Years. (Winnipeg) : Published for Gallery 1.1.1., School of Art, by the University of Manitoba Press, (1984). First Edition. Pp -135,(1). Illustrated. Double and Triple Column. Index. Oblong large 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. "Before the First World War, Winnipeg was Canada's third-largest city and the undisputed metropolis of the West. Rapid growth had given the city material prosperity, but little of its wealth went to culture or the arts. Despite the city's fragile cultural veneer, the enthusiasm and dedication of members of the arts community and a group of public-spirited citizens led to the establishment of the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1912 and the Winnipeg School of Artin 1913. This volume is a history in words and illustration of the early y ears of the Winnipeg School of Art – its hopes and ideals and its strugglesfor survival. Its story is in large part a record of art and artists in Wi nnipeg during the period. The growth of the School is described through theterms of its first four principals: Alexander Musgrove, Frank Johnston, Ke ith Gebbhardt, and L. LeMoine Fitzgerald. Biographical sketches on artists involved with the School as teachers or students from 1913 to 1934 are alsoincluded. Reproductions of over 80 selected works from the exhibition mark ing the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the School, eight in fullcolour, present the most vital and provocative art of the period." - from the back cover. Spine sunned, else very good. 25.00