Archive for the Harold Town Tag


Book Review: Harold Town by Iris Nowell

Harold Barling Town, Canada’s “enfant terrible” over the course of an artistic career that spanned the 1950s to the ’80s, was a celebrity in his day. A compulsively prolific artist with a theatrical, over-the-top personality, Town was known as a master printmaker, but would go on to produce more than 9,000 paintings, collages, assemblages, sculptures, and murals in a huge
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“The Picasso of Canada” – Harold Town

There’s an interesting exhibition on at Toronto’s Christopher Cutts Gallery, of works by the late, famously prolific Harold Town. Town was a member of Canada’s Painters Eleven (more HERE), Canada’s best known group of abstract painters – circa 1953. The exhibition is of Town’s Snap paintings from the 1970s. The works definitely have that 70s vibe, with textured earth tones
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Underrated Canadian artist: Harold Town

Harold Town. Image: HAROLD TOWN VoCA salutes curator Mia Nielsen for bringing the artist – and member of the Painters Eleven – back, with an exhibition of his work at the Drake Hotel, Toronto. Beautiful Loser is up at the Drake from November 1, 2007 – 5 January, 2008 and will feature some of Harold Town’s early abstract paintings,
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