By Wayne Larsen
James Wilson Morrice (18651924) used to be a Canadian painter of outstanding ardour and straightforwardness whose canvases and oil sketches are valued in the course of the international and loved in Canada as our first genuine examples of recent art.
Though lower brief by way of continual alcohol abuse, Morrice's stressed bohemian existence used to be spent in consistent movement. From the vibrant canals of Venice to the sun-drenched markets of North Africa to the snowy streets of Quebec urban, he was once, as his good friend Henri Matisse defined him, "always over hill and dale, a bit like a migrating chicken yet with none very fastened touchdown place."
In James Wilson Morrice, Wayne Larsen chronicles the inventive yet usually lifetime of this early cultural icon as he travels looking for the colors, compositions, and sophisticated results of sunshine that will encourage a revolution in Canadian art.
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James Wilson Morrice: Painter of Light and Shadow (Quest Biography) by Wayne Larsen