COLVILLE, Alex). DOW, Helen J. DOW, Helen J. COLVILLE, Alex KIRSTEIN, Lincoln, intro.
Title: Art of Alex Colville. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1972, ISBN:007092497x
Seller ID: 16555
(COLVILLE, Alex). DOW, Helen J. The Art of Alex Colville. Introduction by Lincoln Kirstein. Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, (1972). First Printing. Pp (8),9-231,(1). 4to, grey cloth. Swanick, New Brunswick History : A Checklist of Secondary Sources. First Supplement A65.18. "Few Canadian artists have earned the international recognition, following, and distinction of Alex Colville. Often identified when the realist school of art, his controversial and exciting paintings are found in leading collections and galleries around the world. Rustic landmarks, wildlife, the open sky and sea dominate his work. His art is rendered with an overpowering precision and dedication to detail unique to Colville, the source of many interpretations of his work, ranging from 'magical' to 'religious' and 'scientific'. This richly illustrated book represents the full scope of Colville's work. These are early canvases; the war art commissioned when he was overseas with the Canadian forces; the highly praised designs of Canada's Centennial coins issuedin 1967, described by one critic as 'the finest coinage of our time'; and such later masterpieces as 'Pacific, To Prince Edward Island' and 'January'. In all, forty-eight major works are reproduced in full colour, with fifty-six black-and-white illustrations of sketches, drawings, coin designs, paintings, and serigraphs." - from the rear cover. Slightly cocked, else very good in edgeworn dustjacket. 40.00