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The Enright Files - Conversations about Canadian Artists

Given the stereotypes about the Canadian character, it might seem apt that Canadian painting has been less renowned for flamboyance or epic themes than for its depictions of landscapes and luminous studies of modest, everyday objects and situations. On this month's episode of The Enright Files, conversations with and about great Canadian artists.
Pic Island by Lawren Harris (1924) is part of the AGO exhibition The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris, curated by comedian Steve Martin. On display at the AGO from July 2 to Sept. 11, 2016. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Gift of Colonel R.S. McLaughin. (2016 Estate of Lawren S. Harris)

Given the stereotypes about the Canadian character, it might seem apt that Canadian painting has been less renowned for flamboyance or epic themes than for its depictions of landscapes and luminous studies of modest, everyday objects and situations. On this month's episode of The Enright Files, conversations with and about great Canadian artists. Featured guests include: actor/comedian Steve Martin on Lawren Harris, former Art Gallery of Ontario director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum on Alex Colville, and Newfoundland painter Mary Pratt.

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