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Deal Announcement: Bertram Brooker

Bertram Brooker (1888–1955), an associate of the Group of Seven, was a multi-disciplinary artist who was deeply engaged with the visual, literary and performing arts in Canada during the dynamic inter-war period. This was a time of dramatic change in Canadian cultural life, and Brooker was one of the artistic community’s most gifted first responders.

Bertram Brooker: When We Awake is the fully illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and curated by noted Canadian art scholar Michael Parke-Taylor, placing Brooker’s career as a visual artist in the context of his wider creativity at last. It includes 150 of his paintings and drawings, a detailed chronology of his career, and new critical reflections on his trailblazing contribution to Canadian cultural life.

Acquired by Associate Publisher + Vice President, Steve Cameron. Releasing February 2024.


Bertram Brooker
Cabbage and Pepper, 1937
oil on canvas
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Collection of Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown
Purchased 1973
CAG 73.5



August 29, 2023
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