David Milne, Ian M. Thom. Published by Vancouver Art Gallery/ Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 1991. First Edition/First Printing. Text in English. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt spine titles; gray endpapers. 223pp, index. 150 reproductions , mostly in colour. Essays by Megan Bice, Christine Boyanoski, Lora Senechal Carney, Francois-Marc Gagnon, David P. Silcos. Volume is in fine condition; unclipped dust jacket has very light edge wear.
“Over 140 full-pages illustrations – the majority in colour – document the full scope of Milne’s painting career. The many accompanying excerpts from Milne’s letters and unpublished papers give further insight into the mind of this extraordinary Canadian artist.” – from dust jacket
David Brown Milne (1882-1953), Canadian painter and etcher, was a pioneer of post-impressionism in Canadian art.
Although he was overshadowed by the Group of Seven during his early career, succeeding generations of artists, curators and critics give him (or Tom Thomson) the highest acclaim among Canadian painters. The American art critic Clement Greenberg described Milne as one of the three greatest North American artists of his generation and exhibitions of Milne’s art have been held at the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and galleries throughout Canada including the National Gallery of Canada.