Inward Journey : The Life of Lawren Harris. First Edition in dustjacket

By: HARRIS, Lawren). KING, James HARRIS, Lawren

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KING, James. Inward Journey : The Life of Lawren Harris. Toronto : Thomas Allen Publishers, (2012). First Printing. Pp (10),[xi]-xxv,(1),[1]-357,(1). Illustrated throughout, with some in colour. 8vo, wheat gold cloth, black lettering to spine. James King, F.R.S.C. "The first complete biography ever published of Group of Seven artist and spokesman Lawren Harris. Lawren Harris (1885-1970) is among the most iconic of Canadian artists. Harris was an outspoken defender of modernism, and a very private person. In this gripping, sympathetic account, James King writes about Harris's public persona as the spokesman for the Group of Seven as well as his championship of Canadian art and artists. Born to great wealth, Harris spent much of his existenceselflessly promoting Canadian painting and the interests of his fellow art ists. But Harris's personal struggle to become an artist was long and complex, and he was beset by much turmoil throughout his life. When, early in 1930, he achieved his creative peak - in his mountain and Arctic canvases - he turned his back on representational art and spent the remainder of his career becoming an abstract painter. Harris's unhappy first marriage, his flight to New Hampshire and New Mexico, his lifelong interest in theosophy, his sometimes overbearing attitude towards younger artists, and the full magnitude of his inner struggles are all dealt with fully in this sensitive, engaging narrative that captures the complexity of the man behind the mask." - from the jacket. Preface; Chapters : 1. Early Joys and Sorrows (1885-1894); 2. Youtful Ambition (1894-1903); 3. (1904-1908); 4. (1904-1908); 5. (1904-1908); 6. (1904-1908); 7. (1904-1908); 8. (1904-1908); 9. (1904-1908); 10. (1904-1908); 11. (1904-1908); 12. (1904-1908); 13. (1904-1908); 14. (1904-1908); 15. (1904-1908); 16. (1904-1908); 17. New Adventures (1934-1936); 18. At Ease in Zion (1937-1940); 19. Equivalents (1940-1948); 20. Beyond Abstraction (1949-1970). With end-notes, selected bibliography and index. Verygood in dustjacket. 35.00

Title: Inward Journey : The Life of Lawren Harris. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HARRIS, Lawren). KING, James HARRIS, Lawren

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers, Toronto , 2012, ISBN:9781771022064:

Seller ID: 116033

Keywords: CANADA ART PAINTING HISTORY PAINTERS GROUP OF 7 CANADIAN ARTISTS BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES,