Biographical Index of Artists in Canada

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University of Toronto Press, 2003 - Art - 250 pages

This index has been compiled as a quick reference guide to biographies of 9,052 professional and amateur artists active in Canada from the seventeenth century to the present. The artists represent 42 professional categories, from animation to topography. In addition to 8,261 Canadian artists, the Index has 391 British, 300 American, and 100 European artists, all of whom spent part of their careers in Canada.

Each entry provides the artist's name, date and place of birth and death (or years the artist flourished, if birth and death dates are not available), the nationality (if not Canadian), type of artist (major medium media used), and sources in which biographical information may be found. Several hundred cross-references link the various names used by some artists during the course of their careers.


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So far, I haven't found any artists I know of in this book. How great is that?
Lionel F. Stevenson, master photographer, age 75.
This kind of publication will always be faulty, as anyone's knowledge of the subject will be limited by knowledge of the field, as well as prejudices and biases.

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EVELYN DE R. MCMANN retired in 1978, having been responsible for indexing Canadian art for the Fine Arts and Music Division of the Vancouver Public Library for fourteen years.

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