Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris created some of his most famous and best-loved paintings during a trip to the Rocky Mountains in 1924. His work captures the majesty of the mountain landscape and
Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris created some of his most famous and best-loved paintings during a trip to the Rocky Mountains in 1924. His work captures the majesty of the mountain landscape and creates a visual record of his explorations by foot, horse, canoe, and train.
A Hiker's Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris traces the steps Harris took on this monumental trip. It's "trail guide" approach and beautiful full-colour reproductions encourage readers and visitors to the Rocky Mountains to follow in the artist's footsteps and explore for themselves the various landscapes that inspired his work.
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has worked in the art world for over thirty years, holding the positions of Associate Curator of Art at Calgary?s Glenbow Museum and Curator of Art at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, in addition to doing freelance curatorial and corporate work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Art Gallery of Alberta. She has served on the Board of the Alberta Museums Association and is currently on the Art Advisory Council to Calgary?s Military Museums and the Board of the Leighton Art Centre.
Lisa is a graduate of the University of Calgary and is the author of three books on Canadian art history: A Hiker?s Guide to Art of the Canadian Rockies, A Hiker?s Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris, and The Lake O?Hara Art of J.E.H. McDonald and Hiker?s Guide.
This award-winning series of books takes a unique approach to art history, combining a trail-guide format with art history. A Hiker's Guide to Art of the Canadian Rockies won nine awards, including the inaugural W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.
Lisa is an accomplished public speaker, having lectured and presented on the subject of Canadian art at the University of Calgary, the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge, as well as the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta.