Lisa Christensen | Monique Westra | Anne Ewen
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Jul 1, 2018
Art / Canadian / History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945) / History - Contemporary (1945- )
Softcover Pages 192
11.00" x 9.00"
Artistry Revealed: Peter & Catharine Whyte
Peter Whyte (1905-1966) and Catharine Robb Whyte, OC (1906-1979) occupy a little recognized, but important role in the Canadian landscape tradition. Their contribution to Canadian art endures through their art and that of the artists they befriended, mentored and influenced. Peter and Catharine encouraged a generation of nationally significant artists to paint the Canadian Rockies. Through their art and associations, Peter and Catharine inspired international interest in Banff and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. The book Artistry Revealed, and associated exhibition, education program and national tour, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, which was founded by Peter and Catharine.
These two artists' work reflected their connection to the mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies and their love of the Bow Valley community. Bursting with stunning reproductions of Peter’s and Catharine’s paintings and sketches, Artistry Revealed also includes essays in which Anne Ewen, Lisa Christensen and Monique Westra discuss the couple’s creative talent, accomplishments and legacy.
Lisa Christensen has worked in the art world for over thirty years, holding the position of Curator at the Glenbow Museum and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. She has contributed text to numerous publications and is the author of three award-winning books on Canadian art. She is currently the Corporate Curator for TransCanada PipeLines Limited, as well as a freelance researcher and writer.
Monique Westra has been active as an art historian, curator, educator and writer for forty years in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary. She taught art history at the Alberta College of Art and Design fo twelve years and developed a successful practicum program. At the Glenbow Museum, where she was a curator for eight years, she organised the first major exhibition of Riopelle in western Canada. She is currently an independent curator and writer.
Anne Ewen has worked in the museum world for over thirty-five years, holding positions as Senior Curator of Art at the Glenbow Museum, Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Calgary, Curator at the Whyte Museum, and Contract Curator at The Military Museums, the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Triangle Art Gallery. She was also the Superintendet of Fort Calgary Historic Park. Anne has curated and written texts for numerous art and heritage exhibitions. She is the recipient of many awards including the Alberta Centennial Medal.