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Milne, David, 1882–1953

David Milne : modern painting / edited by Sarah Milroy & Ian A.C. Dejardin.

Additional Title(s):

Modern painting

London : Philip Wilson Publishers, [2018]
Physical Description:
205 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 28 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.M655 A12 2018 (LC) Oversize
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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'David Milne: Modern Painting' at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 14 February-7 May 2018, Vancouver Art Gallery, 16 June-16 September 2018, & McMichael Collection of Canadian Art, 4 October 2018- 13 January 2019."
This comprehensive survey of the life and work of the Canadian artist David Milne (1882-1953) accompanies the first UK exhibition of Milne's work at Dulwich Picture Gallery and brings together one hundred and twenty of his most significant works in oil, watercolour and dry-point printmaking. Like the members of the Group of Seven, Milne primarily chose landscape as his subject matter. However, his true subject was the process of perception and representation, reducing his painting to its essentials and infusing it with his own distinctive modern sensibility. Through the use of photographs, archival material and Milne's own writings the book presents a moving account of one man's spiritual and emotional voyage into modernity - from his early life in small town Ontario, to the bustling sidewalks of New York, on to the war torn landscapes of northern France as an official war artist and back again to the woods, lakes and fields of upstate New York. Pivoting as it does on Milne's war art, which includes some of the most formally daring of his career, the publication will serve as a poignant locus of remembrance, underscoring the historic bond between Canada and Great Britain, and offering a unique perspective on history through the eyes of one of Canada's most sophisticated modern painters.
Subject Terms:
Landscape painting, Canadian -- Exhibitions.
Landscape painting, Canadian.
Milne, David, 1882-1953 -- Exhibitions.
Milne, David, 1882-1953.
Milne, David.
War artists -- Canada -- Biography -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
War artists.
World War (1914-1918)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Milne, David, 1882-1953. Works. Selections.
Milroy, Sarah, editor.
Dejardin, Ian A. C., 1955-, editor.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, host institution.
Vancouver Art Gallery, host institution.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, host institution.
National Gallery of Canada, sponsoring body.

  • Director's foreword
  • Dazzle and kick : the life of David Milne / Ian A. C. Dejardin
  • A mind of his own / Sarah Milroy
  • The New York years, 'Plunging into the sun' : David Milne in New York City / Katerina Atanassova
  • Into the woods, 'The mystery thing' : David Milne and spirituality / Katharine Lochnan
  • Document of war : modern catastrophe / Margaret MacMillan
  • Aftermath : five stumps / Anne-Marie Ninacs
  • Return to Canada : Milne's great indoors / Jane Urquhart
  • Milne's mineshafts : a conversation / Edward Burtynsky and Sarah Milroy
  • A sudden opening, motive for metaphor / John O'Brien
  • A radical shift at Six Mile Lake / David P. Silcox.