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John A. Libby Fine Art Booklet Series

Ralph Wallace Burton (1905-1983)

Ralph Burton was one of many regional artists who began to appear across the country in the mid-twentieth century.  With a style similar to that of friend and painting companion  A.Y. Jackson his works portray the colours and humble
nature of Ontario's Ottawa Valley.


Fred S. Haines, R.C.A., O.S.A. (1879-1960)

A dedicated, hard working man, Fred S. Haines was known as an accomplished artist and an individual devoted to public service. He was President of the Ontario Society of Artists; President of the Royal Canadian Academy; Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario; and Principal of the Ontario College of Art. He has left a legacy of paintings and etchings that preserve the pastoral landscapes from the first half of the 20th century.

Joachim Gauthier, R.C.A., O.S.A., C.S.P.W.C. (1897-1988)

As an associate of the Group of Seven, Gauthier painted with Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Casson. His talent and good colour sense were of great value at Sampson Matthews Ltd. where he, Casson and others produced the fine hand-made silkscreens of the 1940's and '50's. He was commissioned by the McMichael Art Collection at Kleinburg to do portraits of Tom Thomson, The Group of Seven and their contemporaries.

Julius Griffith, R.C.A., O.S.A., C.S.P.W.C. (1912-1997)

Julius Griffith was influenced by modern French artists, Canadian artist David Milne, and American Milton Avery whom he considered his mentor. He is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; Toronto City Archives; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; British War Artists Collection and Canadian War Museum to name a few.

Manly MacDonald, R.C.A., O.C.A., O.I.P. (1889-1971)

Manly MacDonald never painted a landscape in his studio - he always painted them outdoors. He was a founding member of the Ontario Institute of Painters in 1958 and taught at the Ontario College of Art. This renowned artist was exhibited internationally and has works in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and in the Royal collection of Queen Elizabeth II. Find out why he is called "The Interpreter of Old Ontario"

George Thomson, O.S.A. (1868-1965) & Margaret Thomson (1884-1979)

This book features "Two of The Talented Thomson's". George started painting in his mid thirties and went on to become an accomplished landscape painter joining the Ontario Society of Artists. His sister Margaret, a teacher, began painting in the 1940's. Together, they went on many painting trips to Georgian Bay and Muskoka. This booklet is filled with great images & entertaining stories about the Thomson family.


Peter Haworth, OSA, RCA, PCSPWC, CGP (1889-1986)
Bobs Cogill Haworth, OSA, RCA, PCSPWC, CGP (1900-1988)

Together they would merge their talents and their energies and go on to have a dramatic effect on the lives of scores of artists, their many students and thousands of worshipers of various denominations as they interwove themselves into the Canadian artistic fabric.  This book is fully illustrated in colour.



E. Jane Hunter, CSPWC
"Toronto at Twilight"  a story about the artist and her watercolours.




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Special Publication:
FRED S. HAINES, RCA, OSA  (1879-1960)
" 'Canadian Historical Art' Genius Overlooked"
Author Christopher George
 Forward  by John A. Libby
Soft cover fully illustrated 48 page book.

$32.00 plus tax, including shipping and handling

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