A National Soul
Canadian Mural Painting, 1860s-1930sBook - 2002
Examining their social, political, and economic contexts, McKay shows how the murals of this period glorified Canada as a modern nation state, extolled the virtues of commerce and industry, inculcated conventions of gender and race, and shared the intensity of nationalistic sentiment that led to the work of the more renowned painters of Toronto's Group of Seven. Bringing together for the first time a body of Canadian work - civic, commercial, religious, and private - that has been largely ignored by art historians, A National Soul challenges previous histories of Canadian painting. This generously illustrated book reproduces seldom-seen works from across the country, many of which have been moved or destroyed, and includes a comprehensive listing of all works from the period, their original and present locations, and their state of preservation.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2002
Branch Call Number: 751.73097 MCK
Characteristics: xi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some color) ;,26 cm