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Author Brandon, Laura, 1951-

Title Pegi by herself : the life of Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Canadian artist / Laura Brandon
Published Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits
Contents The intense gaze, 1904-1926 -- A new life, 1923-1926 -- "The one who falls in the lake," 1926-1931 -- Left-wing flames, 1931-1932 -- Kaleidoscope, 1932-1934 -- Cyclamens and begonias, 1934-1935 -- A wider circle and a wedding, 1936 -- Greenwich Village vistas, 1937-1939 -- A New Brunswick renaissance, 1939-1940 -- Six weeks in summer, 1941-1948 -- Figuring war, part 1, 1940-1944 -- Figuring war, part 2, 1944-1946 -- Wrestling with New York, 1940-1947 -- Manchattan cycle in Canada, 1947-1949 -- A cruel irony, 1948-1949 -- Epilogue: a joyous prolificness
Summary "Pegi Nicol MacLeod was a charismatic bohemian whose expressive images of the contemporary world were an essential component of Canadian modernism. She was commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada to paint the wartime women's services and her work stands out for its innovative human focus and energetic depictions of people, cities, and landscapes. Her paintings are among the most recognizable Canadian artworks of the 1930s and 1940s." "A free-spirited artist, Nicol MacLeod is also remembered for her colourful life, love affairs, and significant friendships with Vincent Massey, Norman Bethune, Frank Scott, and Graham Spry. In Pegi by Herself, Laura Brandon draws on the artist's letters and autobiographical pantings. This first full-length biography is an illustrated portrayal of a painter who contributed greatly to Canada's artistic tradition."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-227) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Nicol, Pegi, 1904-1949.
Painters -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Nicol, Pegi, 1904-1949.
ISBN 0773581081 (electronic bk.)
9780773581081 (electronic bk.)