Friday, July 17, 2009

Eminent Art Historian Descibes Murals as "Very Significant"

On Wednesday, July 8, the murals were visited by eminent historian, critic, and curator Roald Nasgaard. Nasgaard authored "Abstract Painting in Canada" and is considered one of Canada's leading experts on the subject. His resume includes many years as Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and as Chair of the Art Department at Florida State University. Nasgaard was very impressed with the murals describing their role in Canadian art history as "very significant." He noted that the murals are one of Canada's few, if not our only remaining example, of Purist Cubist art from the period. Also in attendance were Perehudoff's wife, Dorothy Knowles, daughter Catherine, Lynn Earle, and Vince Varga, director of the Mendel Art Gallery.