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Deal Announcement: Jack Shadbolt: In His Words

This is the memoir West Coast modernist Jack Shadbolt (1909–1998) never quite got around to writing. Using poems and excerpts from his personal journals, letters, talks, and writings, Vancouver-based critic Susan Mertens has created a compelling collage of the artist, a bildungsroman of an extraordinarily driven and divided personality navigating the rapidly changing social and artistic challenges of the 20th century.

Featuring black-and-white photographs and sixteen pages of full-colour selections of his paintings, Jack Shadbolt: In His Words is the story of an artist obsessed from his late teens to his death bed with the question of how he might make great art, an artist who, at heart, wanted what we all desire–to belong and to be understood.

Coming Fall 2024.

May 14, 2024
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