Art Book: A First Book of Canadian Art

A First Book of Canadian Art was put together by Richard Rhodes.

It's a rather interesting book that is not about doing art, but about seeing what Canadian artists have done. It's a walk through history from First Peoples through to the 1990's. 

Types of art as well as individual artists are discussed. I was pleased to find Homer Watson discussed, as I've been to the gallery they have set up in his honour in Kitchener.

It's a great book full of facts and interesting tidbits. Pictures and text laid out well to help the reader understand the history of art in Canada.  The artists mentioned span the forms that art can take from photographers, painters, sculptors and more.
Geared for middle school or for a parent to read with a child, picking out key elements to share, or to at least be able to answer a child's questions.  It's a nice book for introducing Canadian artists.

A First Book of Canadian Art.
Richard Rhodes
Series: Wow Canada
Canadian Art Foundation
72 pages
Hardcover, oversized
Published by Owl Books

Where can you find it?  A First Book of Canadian Art. A First Book of Canadian Art.

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  1. I bet this is one fascinating book. I love seeing books on art history that focus on a particular theme or area. How neat.

    1. it very much is, it was neat to see the variety in our history.


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