240 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
When Jane Gooch first camped at Lake O'Hara in 1975, she could not have foreseen how important the Rockies would become in her life. She travelled from her home in Vancouver many times during the summer months to hike in the mountains, and her love of the alpine landscape eventually inspired her to study the artists who have painted in the Rockies. Her great enjoyment of the outdoors and a lifelong interest in art were combined with her academic background in writing and research.
Mount Robson: Spiral Road of Art celebrates the centennial of Mount Robson Provincial Park with over a century of remarkable landscape paintings inspired by the Robson region in the Canadian Rockies. Mount Robson includes an extensive Introduction with historical and cultural background to the 50 colour plates, all documented and described, illustrating artists works in a variety of styles and media from 19-07-2012. Early artists include A.P. Coleman, the first explorer, and Group of Seven members A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris. In addition, the works of 17 contemporary artists show that the Mount Robson area continues to stimulate landscape art up to the present. Only 10 of the images have been published before.
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Jane Lytton Gooch has a doctorate in Renaissance Drama from the University of Toronto, and for years she taught in the English Department at the University of British Columbia. Janes book on the art of Mount Robson is the fourth in a group that includes Artists of the Rockies: Inspiration of Lake OHara (The Rockies Network and Alpine Club of Canada, 2003), Mount Assiniboine: Images in Art (RMB, 2007) and Bow Lake: Wellspring of Art (RMB, 2010). Jane lives in Vancouver, BC.