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By Adriana Davies

J. B. (Jack) Taylor (1917-1970) was once a huge determine within the heritage of Banff and western Canada’s inventive neighborhood. encouraged by way of the locale, Taylor spent his profession striving to depict the belief of the mountain, relocating over the years from conventional representations of nature to an intuitive notion of the basic parts of panorama - rock, water, and sky. consistently, he sought to catch his rules throughout the improvement of a brand new visible language. He utilized this new vernacular to more than a few reports encompassing portraiture via to different landscapes.

Filled with pictures of his paintings and images of his lifestyles as an artist and instructor in western Canada, this booklet is the 1st to concentration thoroughly on J.B. Taylor, his significance to the western Canadian and Banff creative groups, and his function within the transition from conventional, japanese, North American and eu panorama beliefs and strategy to a extra summary illustration and the formation of a brand new aesthetic of the desert in keeping with the mountains of the West.

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