Sunday, September 23, 2007

David Milne (1882-1953)

He learned drawing from a correspondence school and then failed as a magazine illustrator, so he had to settle for being a great artist instead. That youthful detour remains an endearing passage in the life of David Milne (1882-1953), the most sophisticated of Canadian painters. He's never been as famous as the Group of Seven or Emily Carr, because he didn't embrace national mythology. His concerns were less obvious: He tried to suggest a whole world with a few spare brush strokes. He saw visual magic in everyday existence and painted even Bay Street at night as a glowing wonder. He was a virtuoso. - from review of David B. Milne: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings (University of Toronto Press, two volumes, 1,324 pages, $500), by David Milne Jr. and David Silcox; Review by Robert Fulford, Globe and Mail, Dec 26, 1998

Books from Alibris: David Milne

1 comment:

w said...


The David Milne Painting you have on your cover sheet is very interesting.
Do you own it? What do you know about it?
If you do not own it where did you obtain the image, I would like to obtain one
Thanks, Walter