Land Marks: The Art of Dorothy Knowles

Land Marks: The Art of Dorothy Knowles


by Terry Fenton

Paperback (Art Books/Non-fiction)
8.5" x 10." · 128 pages
Release Date: May 2008
ISBN 9780978344023

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Dorothy Knowles is one of the most noted living Canadian landscape artists. Her work can be found in many public and private collections across the country. In 1987 Knowles was awarded the Order of Merit of Saskatchewan and in 2004 she received the Order of Canada. This book represents the first published retrospective of her life and work.

With over 40 colour images covering every aspect of her career as an artist, Land Marks charts the arc of this remarkable artists life. Dorothy Knowles was born in Unity, Saskatchewan in 1927. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Biology in 1948. In the summer of that same year she attended the Emma Lake Summer school painting class and her life would never be the same. Since that time she has grown in stature as one of the most important Canadian landscape painters since Emily Carr. Writing the text and selecting the images for the book is artist, curator and writer Terry Fenton, who has worked with Knowles for many years.


Terry Fenton

Terry Fenton is a painter and writer based in Saskatoon. His landscape and still life paintings are collected in national and international collections. he is in demand as a critic, curator and author of articles and books on Canadian and international artists. He is former Director of the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Leighton Foundation in Calgary, and the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon. Fenton contributed the cover art and colour plates to the award winning poetry book When Light Falls From The Sun by Allan Safarik (2005). His most recent book is Reta Summers Cowley (2006) from University of Calgary Press which was nominated for the Sasktoon Book Award in 2007.

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