Full Color , Memoirs/history/art , Nonfiction

Kevin Robert Turner

Winchell Price - Master Painter

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Hardcover with Dustjacket: 264 pages
Dimensions: ‎ 8 x 10 inches
Printed and bound in Canada
Printed on FSC certified, acid free paper

Foreword by

Winchell Price was an unofficial member of the Turner family for nearly 50 years. A number of his paintings, as well as sources documenting his life and career, are now in the authors possession. This book is designed to bring Winchell Price’s paintings and artistic development to the attention of scholars, collectors, and other readers with an interest in Canadian art and culture.

Kevin Turner’s account of Price’s life and career is first of all a tribute to the man and the artist. Beyond that, the source material compiled in this book—including exhibition mementos, press clippings, letters, Price’s own recollections, and examples of his paintings—opens a window onto the cultural world of Canada during the first three-quarters of the twentieth century. Although much has changed, that world remains with us today in the form of the regard that so many of us, as Canadians, hold for both nature and its cultural expression—a way of seeing that owes greatly to the aesthetic vision and dedicated work of such artists as Winchell Price.

About the Author

Kevin Turner lives in Vancouver with his wife Eve and has two children, Emily and Christopher. His association with Winchell Price dates to the mid 1950s when his parents, Mel and Pearl Turner, dedicated themselves to assisting this gifted, devoted painter.