Robert Amos with the participation of the Estate of E. J. Hughes
Touchwood Editions 2019
Hardcover pages 204
10 x 9 inches
E. J. Hughes Paints British Columbia
A retrospective on one of BC’s most famous artists that features beautifully reproduced landscape paintings from all over mainland BC, and unveils new photographs, sketches, and ephemera from the artist’s estate.
E. J. Hughes (1913–2007) is British Columbia’s best-loved landscape painter. His lavish, picturesque views of the province are appreciated by art professionals and the public alike.
Following the success of his previous volume, E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island, author and artist Robert Amos tracks the footsteps of Hughes as he travelled throughout mainland British Columbia, from Stanley Park to Savary Island, from the Fraser Valley to the Okanagan, and from the Kootenays to the Rockies between the 1930s and 1970s.
Working the with Estate of E. J. Hughes, Amos has crafted a nuanced representation of the activities and life of this exceptionally talented and private man. Both biography and monograph, this book features full-page, full-colour reproductions of Hughes’s finest paintings, many of them published here for the first time. Each painting is accompanied by supporting sketches, drawings, and photographs from Hughes’s personal archive.
Robert Amos graduated from York University in Toronto before pursuing a full time career in the arts. He lived in Brampton, Manitoba where he was part of a three person team making a larage relief mural for Brampton City Hall. Amos arrived in Victoria is 1975 where he was Assistant to the Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Since 1979 he has had numerous shows and exhibitions in Victoria and overseas. He is also the art writer for the Victoria Times Colonist newpaper, which has published his weekly column on art since 1986.