A Pilgrim's Progress: The Life and Art of Gerald Trottier
This first in-depth examination of the life and work of Gerald Trottier (1925 2004) discusses over fifty years of production, including the early Social Realist works, the Medieval period of the 1950s, the imposing expressionist paintings he exhibited at the 8th So Paulo Biennial in 1965, and the realist paintings he made in the mid-1960s. Trottiers innovative liturgical design work is also explored in detail. The essay concludes by considering two major bodies of monumental paintings Trottier made late in his career his self-portraits and his Easter Series.
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