'Our Own Country Canada': Being an Account of the National Aspirations of the Principal Landscape Artists in Montreal and Toronto, 1860-1890

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'Our Own Country Canada': Being an Account of the National Aspirations of the Principal Landscape Artists in Montreal and Toronto, 1860-1890
Abstract
The author points out that the three decades from 1860 to 1890 were momentous in both aesthetic and organizational terms in Canada. The initial impetus to the thirty years of dynamism occurred in Montreal with the founding in 1860 of the Art Association of Montreal. This group, in the main composed of Anglophone collectors, was the first of many artistic societies that encouraged interest in Canadian painting. On the commercial side, the Montreal photographic firm of William Notman employed many of the photographers and painters of the day. Success in Montreal permitted Notman to expand to Toronto and beyond, where he continued his practice of employing talented artists. By the 1870s Toronto overtook Montreal as Canada's artistic centre.
Place
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
The National Gallery of Canada for the Corporation of the National Museums of Canada
Date
1979
Language
en
Citation
Reid, Dennis. “Our Own Country Canada”: Being an Account of the National Aspirations of the Principal Landscape Artists in Montreal and Toronto, 1860-1890. Ottawa, ON: The National Gallery of Canada for the Corporation of the National Museums of Canada, 1979.
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