Ian M. Thom
Ian M. Thom is one of Canada’s foremost advocates for British Columbia art. Now Senior Curator—Historical at the Vancouver Art Gallery, he has organized more than 100 exhibitions throughout his career, on subjects as diverse as Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. He is best known, however, as an expert on Canadian art and especially the work of Emily Carr. His books, which include Challenging Traditions; Shore, Forest and Beyond; and Art BC, and scholarly publications are all highly respected and appeal to a wide audience. A member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian art, Thom lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.