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VoCA Recommends…Independent Sprit

This book is devoted to Canadian women artists from the 19th to mid 20th centuries. It should be necessary reading for anyone who is interested in Canadian history, and/or Canadian art.

Please don’t let the cover design dissuade you! Keep reading!


Independent Sprit, by A.K. Prakash. Image: fireflybooks.com

“It’s tempting to assume that Canadian women artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries were second-rate, given taht the male-dominated canon of art history has portrayed them as such, simply by exclusion. Independent Sprit helps dispel such tendencies. A.K. Prakash, art advisor to the Thomson family, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Canada Council, and UNESCO, among other, argues convincingly – at times reverentially – for the significance of the 36 artists profiled in this revealing four-part compendium…”

Unfortunately, as I mention in my review for Quill & Quire, the book’s cover design is atrociously twee and not at all reflective of the snappy work by some of the featured artists, like the excellent Automatiste Marcelle Ferron, for instance.

Please don’t let that dissuade you.

Click HERE to read my review.

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