The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson: A Wordless Narrative Told in One Hundred and Nine Woodblock Engravings

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2012 - Art - 223 pages
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Walker's engravings in The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson pay homage to Thomson's contribution to Canadian culture through both representations of his own life and of the contemporary artistic community as a whole. The German Expressionists, who were active around the time Thomson was painting, often used wood engraving techniques in their own works. A ``wordless novel'' format captures the essence of Tom Thomson's artistic spirit and iconic story in an apt way-not only acknowledging the global community of artists of which he was a part, but also alluding to the multiply-interpreted circumstances of his life and death in ways that a text-based work could not.


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George A. Walker (Canadian, b. 1960) is an award-winning wood engraver, book artist, teacher, author, and illustrator who has been creating artwork and books and publishing at his private press since 1984. Walker's popular courses in book arts and printmaking at the OCAD University in Toronto, where he is Associate Professor, have been running continuously since 1985. For over twenty years Walker has exhibited his wood engravings and limited edition books internationally, often in conjunction

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