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    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Ltd. Supplies to: CA US Availability: In stock Expected Ship Date: Sep 16, 2013 Carton Quantity: 30 $24.95 CAD
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Harold Mortimer-Lamb
The Art Lover
By (author): Robert Amos

ISBN:

9781771510189

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Oct 01, 2013
$24.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 7.25 x 0.5 in | 480 gr

Page Count:

192 pages
TouchWood Editions
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • Short Description

Harold Mortimer-Lamb’s name is in the index of almost every book written on the history of Canadian art, yet his place in that world has never been clear. Photographer, writer, painter, promoter—he was a man of many parts and the ideal patron and friend to some of Canada's most famous artists, including A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, and Jack Shadbolt. At the centre of his story are his relationships with painter Frederick Varley and young student Vera Weatherbie, whom Mortimer-Lamb, at the age of seventy, eventually married, when she was just thirty. Profusely illustrated with his photos, paintings, and the art he collected, Harold Mortimer-Lamb: The Art Lover brings into focus an unknown chapter in Canadian art history.

Harold Mortimer-Lamb’s name is in the index of almost every book written on the history of Canadian art, yet his place in that world has never been clear. Photographer, writer, painter, promoter—he was a man of many parts and the ideal patron and friend to some of Canada's most famous artists, including A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, and Jack Shadbolt. At the centre of his story are his relationships with painter Frederick Varley and young student Vera Weatherbie, whom Mortimer-Lamb, at the age of seventy, eventually married, when she was just thirty. Profusely illustrated with his photos, paintings, and the art he collected, Harold Mortimer-Lamb: The Art Lover brings into focus an unknown chapter in Canadian art history.

Robert Amos has published eight books on art, including E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island, and was the arts columnist for Victoria’s Times Colonist newspaper for more than thirty years. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995 and is an Honorary Citizen of Victoria. He now lives in Oak Bay with his wife, artist and author Sarah Amos. For more information visit, robertamos.com.

• Marketing and publicity campaign targeting major
daily newspapers, broadcast media, and online
communities as well as specific outlets such as
The Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun,
BC BookWorld, Galleries West, Border Crossings,
and Canadian Art
• Publicity and promotional support in conjunction
with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, an
exhibition on Harold Mortimer-Lamb in November
2013, and through the author’s writing
• Online marketing and promotion via Goodreads,
49th Shelf, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Canadian
art and history journals, websites, and blogs
• Electronic galleys
For more information contact
[email protected]

"The Art Lover shines a light on a man who lived here for only a brief time, but left a lasting legacy. It also opens the door to a little-known chapter of our history . . . " —The Times Colonist

"Before Amos’s book, Mortimer-Lamb put in only brief appearances at the edges of Canadian art history. He is a footnote in the biographies of many celebrated artists . . . He photographed them in his gauzy pictorialist style, hosted them at his house, corresponded with them, bought their work, wrote about them in the newspapers, and even paid their rent on occasion. He is “fifth business” in the story of Canadian art, a minor player who nevertheless holds the key to the whole drama." —Literary Review of Canada

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