Arthur Lismer, Visionary Art Educator

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, May 21, 2002 - Art - 472 pages
Arthur Lismer, well-known member of the Group of Seven, was also one of Canada's most innovative educators. Using previously untapped correspondence and papers as well as interviews with Lismer's teaching colleagues, child students, and art students, Angela Nairne Grigor examines Lismer's Arts and Crafts Movement background in his native England, the evolution of the humanistic ideas and ideals that guided his work as both an artist and a teacher, and his international influence as an educator. She gives a vivid portrait of his approach to teaching in an illustrious fifty-year career that took him from Toronto to Halifax, Montreal, New York, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and during which he played a pivotal role in the development of some of Canada's most important art schools and museums.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations
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Introduction
3
A LIFE IN ART
5
ARTHUR LISMERS IDEAS IN EDUCATION
219
Conclusion
347
A Chronology of Arthur Lismers Life
351
Notes
357
Bibliography
421
Credits for Drawings Used at Beginning and End of Chapters
441
Index
443
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